Three Messages in Bottles Found on New Year’s Day, Side by Side
New Year’s Day, 1916, three messages in bottles washed ashore right beside each other near Portland Bay, Victoria, Australia. Three! All three were written by Australian soldiers from New South Wales, sailing on their way to WWI. Some of them mentioned a curious story about a young woman–a stowaway. it would later be learned that this was one Maud Butler, a country girl who tried to sneak into the Great War.
The incident, including the story of how one bottle was forwarded to the mother of the writer, was shared by the Koroit Sentinel and Tower Hill Advocate on January 22nd, 1916.
The whole thing is crazy! Can you imagine finding three messages in bottles washed Continue reading