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Thread: Oldest-known message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

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    Default Oldest-known message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

    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.
    more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-0...-beach/9518632



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    Default Re: Oldest-known message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

    I'm surprised that the bottle was so clean and free of marine growth after so long. Perhaps it spent most of that time buried in the dry sand?

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    Default Re: Oldest-known message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

    I've often thought that a bottle like that, floating for long enough, would become encrusted with marine growth, and then sink

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    Default Re: Oldest-known message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

    Color me skeptical.
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