GLOUCESTER (CBS) – A message in a bottle thrown into the Atlantic Ocean by a Gloucester fishing boat has been found after it ran aground in Brittany, France.
The letter inside was dated April 20, 1995.
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Jonathan ‘Ivan’ Saunders, the Hannah Boden’s engineer, wrote the note and got the bottle out near Puerto Rico. He described the ship he was on, noted its coordinates, and listed its crew, including Captain Linda Greenlaw.
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“I lost track of Ivan many years ago and probably haven’t thought of him for the past 20 years, but I would love to reconnect with him. It’s just a really fun way to do it, to say, ‘Hey, hey, look, somebody found your note,'” Greenlaw said.
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Greenlaw added that there was a dollar bill in the bottle with the note. She said you had to put a dollar for someone to look inside; otherwise, the researcher might think it’s garbage.