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    Red face FOUND! A beautiful, embossed case gin comes to light after 132 years!

    FOUND! A beautiful, embossed case gin comes to light after 132 years!



    Here is a link ( http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43299283#_=_ ) to article with pictures and details of the find.

    Found on a beach in Australia, the bottle with a note was tossed overboard from a German research ship in 1886. It's a new record for message in bottle longevity.

    Not my find, but I had to share.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Spirit Bear's Avatar
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    Well, that note makes it all the more interesting. I'd sure love to find something like that!
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Here's the coolest part (from the article) - "Incredibly, an archival search in Germany found Paula's [the ship from which the bottle was dropped] original Meteorological Journal and there was an entry for 12 June 1886 [the date of the note found in the bottle] made by the captain, recording a drift bottle having been thrown overboard. The date and the coordinates correspond exactly with those on the bottle message." How cool is that???!!!



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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Way cool, indeed.

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    I read about that the other day.



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