98 year message in a bottle found

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A North Sea fisherman has set a world record by scooping up a bottle that has carried a message in the ocean for almost 98 years.

The bottle was found east of the Shetland Island off Scotland’s coast.  It was among 1,890 released all at one time in a government experiment to map the undercurrents of the seas around Scotland. Only 315 have been found.

Fisherman Andrew Leaper, skipper of the Copious, found the bottle — which was set adrift in 1914 — in his nets in April.

Guinness World Records confirmed that it is the oldest message in a bottle ever recovered, beating a previous record by five years.


Inside each bottle, a postcard asks the finder to record details of the discovery and promises a reward of a sixpence.


13 Responses

  1. Well I have to say that is very long time. I have a time capsule. Very Well Epic really From this year opening it again in let’s see. 10 years Very Good

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