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Century-Old Message Pulled From Bottle In Baltic Sea

NPR
Thursday, April 10, 2014

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A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last month a fisherman on the Baltic Sea near Germany pulled a beer bottle from the water. Inside - a postcard written on May 17, 1913, nearly 101 years ago. If Guinness verifies it, it would be the oldest message in a bottle on record. Sadly, the postcard is mostly illegible, but a German museum was able to make out who wrote it - the son of a baker who was 20 at the time.

He has since passed away but researchers found his granddaughter and let her hold the bottle. Message delivered. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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