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    World's Oldest Message In A Bottle Discovered On Australian Beach

    World s Oldest Message In A Bottle Discovered On Australian
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    A 132-year old German message in a Dutch gin bottle was recently discovered by a Perth family while taking a stroll along a Western Australia beach just north of Wedge Island. The previous record holder was a 108 year old message in a bottle.
    "The message was dated June 12, 1886, and said it had been thrown overboard from the German sailing barque Paula, 950km from the WA coast.
    Between 1864 until 1933, thousands of bottles were thrown overboard from German ships, each containing a form on which the captain would write the date, the ship's coordinates and details about its route.
    It was part of an experiment by the German Naval Observatory to better understand global ocean currents."


    Tonya Illman was walking across sand dunes just north of Wedge Island, 180 kilometres north of Perth, when she noticed something sticking out of the sand.
    "It just looked like a lovely old bottle, so I picked it up thinking it might look good in my bookcase," she said.
    The message was dated June 12, 1886, and said it had been thrown overboard from the German sailing barque Paula, 950km from the WA coast.
    Between 1864 until 1933, thousands of bottles were thrown overboard from German ships, each containing a form on which the captain would write the date, the ship's coordinates and details about its route. Via


    By Ben on Tue Mar 13 2018
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