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Old 22-01-2009, 12:11   #31
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In 1963 (I was 8), I threw a small bottle with a note in my childhood printing in the harbor in Swampscott, MA. Of course, the note assured good luck to the finder. Some ten years later it was returned to my parents' address which I had included after being picked up somewhere on Cape Cod.
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Old 15-02-2009, 10:16   #32
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Back in 1971, when I was 6 years old, I threw a bottle with a message over the rail of the Italian liner that was steaming from New Zealand to Naples. I believe the bottle was thrown overboard somewhere off the Western Sahara coast as we were approaching the Canary Islands.
About 1 year later I received a message from a youg girl called Nicola in Bude, England. The bottle had washed up on a very rocky section of the Cornish coast. Everyone thought it was a practical joke until I wrote back to her. It ended up being quite a big deal and made the English daily papers. Eventually I met Nicola and she showed me the place where the bottle washed up.
My brother threw one off at the same time, but I guess it's still bobbing around somewhere!
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I'm very moved by these stories. This summer I'll see to it that my kids launch 5 bottles each. Great idea.

Oh, and my uncle who is doing the best financially in life, found a faded dollar bill in the surf one morning. (He also happens to be a great role model in terms of ethics, morality and being an overall good person.) There's something to be said there I guess.
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Old 15-02-2009, 18:49   #34
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Did it ever return? No, it never returned and it's fate is still unlearned.....

Well, the ones that have never showed up and that are still floating may some day find there ways back with interesting stories. Let those bottles and the kids imaginations float among the oceans of their minds for many years and their kids and their kids and their kids.....
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I found one on the beach once...

...but all the ink had run.
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I found one in Seattle on a beach in Elliot Bay! I think it was a practical joke or just really sad because the note was written in crayon and it said "My daddy takes me on the boat but all we do is go to hooters".

There is a hooters on lake Union in Seattle where you can moor your boat and go inside to eat.

I think it was a prank because I can't imagine a bottle making it through the Ballard Locks...But I had fun finding it! I still have the bottle and use it as a vase.
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I'm very moved by these stories. This summer I'll see to it that my kids launch 5 bottles each. Great idea.

Oh, and my uncle who is doing the best financially in life, found a faded dollar bill in the surf one morning. (He also happens to be a great role model in terms of ethics, morality and being an overall good person.) There's something to be said there I guess.

Can I use white wine bottles and just reseal with the cork? Or do I need to epoxy the cork in place somehow. I have a good quantity of Interlux 2000e barrier coat. Whill that work?

5 bottle each, with each kid signing it. No sense having one child's turn up and disappointing the other kids. What do you think?

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I wonder if I can send the checks to my creditors to pay my bills, after all the check is written and sent, all they gotrta do is cash it. Kindda like the lady whose husband insisted on all his money being placed in his coffin and his widow did it, in check form.
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5 bottle each, with each kid signing it. No sense having one child's turn up and disappointing the other kids. What do you think?

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Wonderful idea

I did it as a kid and still wonder where the bottle is
Launched it from a ship in the Great Australia Bight..... so some penguine prolly owns it
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It's nice to see a lite hearted forum.
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Prisonersí Note Found Near Auschwitz
Builders working near the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have found a message in a bottle written by prisoners.
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BBC NEWS | Europe | Builders find Auschwitz message

See more message in a bottle stories at:
Message Bottles In History by Kraig Rice
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Is that irony, the last 2 posts, one after the other?
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There was a message in a bottle retrieved just a few days ago on the island of Pineros, off the east coast of Puerto Rico. It was dropped by sailors around the Cape Verde islands last August, about 2800 miles away. And it was found by three youngsters learning to scuba dive. The note was just a greeting, to see if it would be found.
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Many years ago between Japan and Hawaii, several I V bottles from a U S Navy Hospital ship. Never received a response...but felt terrible that after seeing me,
several dozen of the ships company did the same. That's a lot of bottles.
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