Boy finds a message in a bottle that traveled 1,000 miles in 4 years


In the age of DM’ing, Snapchatting, and texting, there are countless ways to get in touch with new friends. A group of French sailors stuck to a more old fashioned way: throwing a message in a bottle overboard. 

Twelve-year-old Joseph Vallis found the message on Saturday while helping out with a beach clean up in Bermuda, four years after the bottle was tossed into the ocean. 

The message was so badly faded that it had to be read under a black light, according to a post by Vallis’ father Boyd. It included coordinates for the bottle’s origins and email addresses to get in touch. “It could be fun,” the message said. Read more…

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