Letter 40 years ago: a Florida couple found a message in a bottle

Letter 40 years ago: a Florida couple found a message in a bottle

The pair found a mysterious bottle a few metres from the Atlantic ocean. It turns out that a vessel abandoned at sea students from Great britain 40 years ago.

August 29, after hurricane Irma caught up with Florida — spouses Ruth and Lee Huenniger decided to explore the area near the street lamps. Near the fence they found a plastic bottle.

Florida couple find a message in a bottle sent by a Forfar primary school https://t.co/Knv60g7M1W pic.twitter.com/fMgYuzmOlL

— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) January 26, 2018

The vessel was a sheet of paper, which turned out to be a message in time from students in Camelpak Scotia. At the end of the letter was a PostScript to the name of the school, town and street. The couple decided to go to the specified school. To their surprise, the answer came from a former teacher who used to work in this school.

60-year-old teacher, retired Fiona Cargill convinced that the letter was written by the disciples of one of her classes in the 1980s. She told me that elementary school children studied pirates, so they began to wonder how far will the «journey» of their message.

Huenniger stressed that the paper is well preserved, because that was wrapped in a special protective film.

A message in a bottle, written in my home town of Forfar in the 1980s, has washed up 4,000 miles away in Florida. https://t.co/t9eCAdbkpM pic.twitter.com/fsVHNZ2XXR

— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) January 26, 2018