Amazing Floating Note Stories: Oldest Message in a Bottle, Titanic Boy Last Words + 4 More

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The oldest ever found message in the bottle, touching letter from Titanic and four more famous floating note discoveries Nexter.org found for you.

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The oldest 

Oldest message in a bottle found on Western Australia beach by Perth family 132 years after it was thrown into the sea, Australian experts said.

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Source: KYMILLMAN.COM

The note in the bottle, which was dated 12 June 1886, was jettisoned from the German ship Paula, as part of an experiment into ocean and shipping routes by the German Naval Observatory.

Tonya Illman and her husband Kym Illman had “no idea” what it was until they dried it in the oven at home.

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Source: KYMILLMAN.COM

Letter to Zoe

Zoe Averianov, from Hebden Bridge, was 10 years old when she threw her message in a bottle overboard as she went on holiday, traveling by ferry from Hull in England to Belgium on September 12, 1990.

Her message read: “Dear finder, my name is Zoe Lemon. Please would you write to me, I would like it a lot. I am 10 years old and I like ballet, playing the flute and the piano. I have a hamster called Sparkle and fish called Speckle.”

Twenty-three years later at Christmas in 2013, a letter arrived to Zoe’s parents’ address from a Dutch couple: “Dear Zoe, yesterday on one of my many walks with my wife along the dikes of Oosterschelde looking among the debris thrown by the sea of embankment I found a little plastic bottle containing your message.”

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Source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Jonathan to Mary

A 23-year-old kite surfer, Matea Medak Rezic, stumbled across a half-broken bottle while clearing debris from a Croatian beach at the mouth of the Neretva river in the southern Adriatic.

Inside the bottle was a message from Jonathan, from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, who had written it 28 years earlier, honoring his promise to write to a woman named Mary.

The message reads: “Mary, you really are a great person. I hope we can keep in correspondence. I said I would write. Your friend always, Jonathon, Nova Scotia, 1985.”

Jonathan and Mary’s identity, and how the two knew each other, is unknown.

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Source: abc.net.au

Titanic’s ghost message

Jeremiah Burke, 19, from Glanmire in Cork and his cousin Nora Hegarty, 18, boarded the ill-fated Titanic to meet up with his sisters who had settled in Boston a few years earlier.

Before setting sail, Burke’s mother gave him a bottle of holy water. As the Titanic began her descent into the sea, Burke managed to write a message, “From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork,” which he placed in the holy water bottle.

The cousins died in the tragedy, and a year later, the bottle washed ashore a few miles from his family home. The artifacts were kept in the family for nearly a century before being donated to the Cobh Heritage Centre in 2011.

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Source:  Cobh Heritage Centre

From five-year-old Frank

Daniil Korotkikh, a 13-year-old Russian, was walking with his parents along the beach on the Curonian Spit when he found a German beer bottle with a ceramic plug lying in the sand.

He found inside a message written in German.

It said: “My name is Frank, and I’m five years old. My dad and I are traveling on a ship to Denmark. If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to you.”

The five-year-old boy who wrote the letter is, Frank Uesbeck, who was 29 when the message was discovered.

Korotkikh and Uesbeck met each other via an internet video link in March 2011.

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Source: AP

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