Howdy folks! Today’s post is a plea for your help: I found a message in a bottle from someone named Ray who lives in Philadelphia, but I need help finding Ray!
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On January 30th, 1895, a German steamship called Elbe was in the North Sea, making her way from Bremerhaven to New York carrying 354 passengers.
In the predawn hours of January 31st, she was accidentally rammed by Continue reading →
In 2012, according to The Olympian, Mattie and Jake Harrison sealed their wedding vows to each other in a bottle and set them adrift to mark the start of their journey through life together.
It seems Asbury Park Press was able to track down the sender of the message in a bottle discovered recently on Long Beach Island. The finder was Vince Stango, who “runs a software and IT consulting firm” according to APP; the sender was Stuart Brown, retired engineer, of Yorkshire, UK. The men have exchanged text messages since the find.
Asbury Park Press was able to make out the phone numbers Continue reading →
As fond as I am of finding and responding to messages in bottles, I am not the best at listening to or responding to voice messages on my phone. I know, I know. That’s bad of me…
But it seems I am not alone in this bad habit!
In late January, 2017, Vince Stango (cool name, hey?) was walking along the beach in Long Beach Island, New Jersey, when he spotted a bottle with paper inside.
One day in 2013, a young woman named Jess and her dog were walking along the beach on the UK’s east coast.
Suddenly, something caught her eye Continue reading →
My friends, we have a mystery to solve!
Whoa. That caught my eye! As best I could tell, they Continue reading →
What is a “Bark,” you ask?
Ya’ll, this is a Bark!
Also known as a Barque, this style of sailing ship Continue reading →
Rebecca Whittaker discovered a note in a bottle while walking along Widemouth Bay on November 16th, 2016. After posting a photo of the message online, she connected with the 12 year old sender, Ciara, from Ireland.
Ciara then sent Rebecca a card wishing her Continue reading →
I was just thinking about fate and mystery…
I am often asked whether I feel like it is “fate” when I find a message in a bottle, or meet a sender. Continue reading →
1. A Poem in a Bottle
Photo Credit: Alexi Nelson / ptleader.com
In 2010, three high school friends wrote a poem, sealed it in a bottle, and Continue reading →