Friday, September 13, 2013

World's Oldest Bottle Message Found

Found washed up on a beach in western Canada - - and the finder refuses to open the bottle to read the note inside!

The bottle has been drifting around the Pacific Ocean for 107 years, thrown into the sea near San Francisco, and it was found washed up on a beach in Tofino, Canada: 1,115 miles in 107 years.

Sending a message by bottle is one of those things that you might wish to put on your personal bucket list. I've thrown four or five of them, and gotten replies to a couple of them. Maybe one day in the future the equivalent will be to send a message into space. Perhaps it's already been done by an astronaut with a sense of whimsy.


Unknown said...

If he hasen't opened it, HOW do they know it's from 'Frisco, 107 yrs. ago? Hmmm?

Bob said...

@John Block: some of the message can be read through the glass of the bottle. Click over to the article and you'll see what I mean.