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Message in a Bottle: Wedding Vows Cast Adrift

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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.

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Mattie and Jake Harrison with the letters they wrote to each other for their wedding, before sending them out to sea. Photo Courtesy: Mattie and Jake Harrison / The Olympian

Mattie told The Olympian, “The water means a lot to my husband and I…It’s a big part of our story.”

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Message in a Bottle: Stuart From England Has Been Found!

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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.

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Stuart Brown’s Message in a Bottle. Photo Courtesy: Asbury Park Press / Vince Stango

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Message in a Bottle: Calling Stuart from England!

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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.

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Stuart’s Message in a Bottle, found by Vince Stango. Photo Courtesy: Peter Ackerman / Asbury Park Press

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Help Solve This Lithuanian Message in a Bottle! Seeking Žygis, Aivaras, and Modesta or Modestas!

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One day in 2013, a young woman named Jess and her dog were walking along the beach on the UK’s east coast.

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46 Year Old Message in a Bottle From Scottish “Donkeyman” Found on Small German Island

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My friends, we have a mystery to solve!

On January 12th, 2017, Nomo Online published a brief article–just a wee little paragraph–about a man named Bernd Igwerks who had just found a message in a bottle sent in 1970.

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Bernd Igwerks, with the 46 Year Old Message in a Bottle He Found. Photo courtesy: Nomo Online / nomo-norderney.de

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Archives of the Sea: “A Message From a Wrecked Bark”

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What is a “Bark,” you ask?

Ya’ll, this is a Bark!

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19th Century 3-masted Bark or Barque Style Sailing Ship. Photo from Library of Congress.

Also known as a Barque, this style of sailing ship Continue reading

One Bright Side of 2016? Messages in Bottles, and the Friendships They Created.

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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.

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Ciara’s Message in a Bottle

Ciara then sent Rebecca a card wishing her Continue reading

The Mystery of Messages in Bottles

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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

9 Great Messages in Bottles From 2016

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Photo Credit: Alexi Nelson / ptleader.com

In 2010, three high school friends wrote a poem, sealed it in a bottle, and Continue reading

Bizarre Beach Finds of 2016

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NASA estimates there are about 372,000 miles of coastline in the world. That provides a LOT of space for bizarre things to wash up. 2016 did not disappoint when it came to bizarre stuff washing ashore. Here’s a list of some of the strangest beach finds of 2016. Continue reading