Michigan Boat Captain Who Found 95-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Tracks Down Writer's Daughter
A Michigan Boat Captain made an exciting discovery during a night dive. The captain found a 95-Year-Old message embedded in a bottle and used the internet to track the writer's family.
A Michigan boat captain Jennifer Dowker known for her amazing discoveries and sea collection during shipwreck tours was surprised when she discovered a bottle with a message written in 1926.
Dowker, the Nautical North Family Adventures founder, was cleaning the base windows of her glass-bottomed vessel when her eyes caught an old structured green bottle. The bottle was located about 10 feet underwater.
Dowker found out that there was a message in the bottle when she picked it up. She decided to share the exciting discovery on the internet so anyone connected could easily claim it. On the Nautical North Family Adventures, Dowker partly wrote:
"So look what I found when I was washing windows (and cruising along with the fish)... any Morrows out there know a George Morrow..."
Boat captain Jennifer Dowker runs shipwreck tours all summer long, so she knows that there are all sorts of secrets hidden under the surface of Michigan's waterways, but she was still shocked to find a message in a bottle written in 1926. https://t.co/x0by98omzB— WISH-TV (@WISH_TV) June 22, 2021
The note was wet when she discovered it, and she could retrieve it with the help of a small tool. The letter, which had a message that was written by someone named George Morrow, read:
"Will the person who finds this bottle return this paper to George Morrow Cheboygan, Michigan, and tell where it was found?"
The Facebook update shortly went viral, and someone named Michele Primeau, the writer's daughter reached out. Primeau noted that she recognized her dad's handwriting, although the message was written years before she was born.
In another historical discovery, experts came across a note hidden in another bottle after 105 years.
Boat captain Jennifer Dowker knows that there are all sorts of secrets hidden under the surface of Michigan's waterways, but she was still shocked to find a message in a bottle written in 1926. The internet helped track down the writer's daughter. https://t.co/jmlj9NvL6p— CNN International (@cnni) June 22, 2021
The writer already passed away in 1995, and his daughter stated that the discovery brought back memories. Dowker was willing to return the bottle and the message, but Primeau thought she should keep it.
Another message, written by a teenager from Rhode Island, was found far away in Portugal, protected within the walls of a bottle. 17-year-old Christian Santos, known for his enthusiasm towards environmental care, picked up a bottle.
Floating note: A Portuguese teenager has found a message in a bottle from a Vermont teenager that traveled at least 2,400 miles. The note reads, “It is Thanksgiving. I am 13 and visiting family in Rhode Island. I am from Vermont.” https://t.co/F0zoBnrvE5 #odd— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) June 19, 2021
Collecting bottles and other objects from nearby water in the area is what Santos does, so it was typical of him to pick up an energy drink bottle floating in the ocean in the Azores.
However, after the teen picked up the bottle, he discovered a message in the bottle. The teen and his mom tried to locate the writer but have been unable to find the owner.
Message in a Bottle From Rhode Island Found 2,400 Miles Away by Portuguese Teen - Who Sent It? https://t.co/e9w8kkZ7BM— People (@people) June 16, 2021
In another historical discovery, experts came across a note hidden in another bottle after 105 years since the tragic accident of the Titanic. The bottle had been thrown off the deck before the ship famously sank. The message was dated April 13, 1912.
The note, which was confirmed to have been written by a third-class passenger Mathilde Lefebvre, 12, was scrutinized by scientists to prove its authenticity.