This ‘message in a bottle’ written in 1989 has travelled 295 miles. See pic | Trending

Years ago a boy threw a message in a bottle to Lake Sardis. The lake is approximately an hour’s drive from Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States of America. The bottle was finally discovered after traveling 295 miles. And do you care to imagine how long it took for this message to travel so far in the bottle? Well, the bottle took just 33 years to finish its journey.

The Big River Shipbuilders’ Facebook page shared a photo of the note with the caption, “Today our Salvage staff found the bottle with the following message. Time was not kind to the letter. We believe this was done in 1989 by an Oxford, MS student with the last name Tal. We’d love to let that guy know we found it. Please spread the news and help us find this person.

According to Clarion Ledger, Billy Mitchell of Vicksburg-based Big River Shipbuilders, the Yazoo River workers found a glass bottle floating in the water. It was hard to remove because there was a letter in the bottle and the paper was wet. To help dry the bottle, they briefly heated it in the microwave. For classroom assignment, sixth grade student Brian Doll wrote the note.

Take a look at the photo of the note:

It was written by sixth grader Brian Doll in 1989 for classroom assignment.
It was written by class sixth grader Brian Doll in 1989 for class assignment.

What is your opinion on this ‘message in the bottle’?

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