Skipper Finds Bottle with Message Nearly a Century Old

August 31st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Andrew Leaper, a Scottish skipper has just found what could be the oldest message in the world right now. Leaper found a message that is 98 years old when he was pulling his nets when he saw a bottle containing the message.

When he opened the bottle, he found that there was a message in the bottle that dates back to almost a century. Britain’s Daily mail reports that the message in the bottle was asking the one who found it to record the date and the place where he found the bottle and then return it to the director of the Scotland Fishery Board. This was supposed to be followed by the founder collecting a sixpence reward for finding the message.

Investigations have been carried out and it has been found that the bottle was put at sea by Captain CH Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation and that the bottles that he put at sea were 1890 in total. The bottles were meant to monitor the sea currents by sinking and floating.

315 of these bottles have been found ever since. It is the same Shetland fishing boat that found one of the bottles six years ago that Leaper was on when he found this bottle.

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