The World’s oldest message in a bottle, which is floating in the sea has been found by a couple . More than 100 years after being set afloat off the shores of Great Britain. The message in a bottle was recovered by a Woman near a beach in Germany. The bottle contained a note inside of it from British scientist George Parker Bidder. It is likely to be the oldest message in the bottle in the history.
History Of The Message In A Bottle
Marine Biological Association of the UK, the journey of the message inside the bottle has began in between 1904 and 1906 in the North Sea. George Parker Bidder was studying deep marine currents when he released the bottle off Devon in 1906. The woman explained how she found the world’s oldest bottle message. Marianne Winkler who is a retired postal worker was on holiday to German island of Amrum and she spotted the an unusual bottle which was bottle floating in the water. She says the transparent bottle had a note inside of it bearing only the words: “Break the bottle.”
Woman Found The World’s Oldest Message
The delighted woman says, “It’s always a joy when some one finds a message-in-a-bottle on the beach and My husband, Horst, carefully tried to get the message out of the bottle, but there was no chance, so we had to do as it said”. When the couple unfurled the note inside, they found a message in English, German and Dutch. Here the message asked the finder to fill in some information on where and when they had found the bottle, before returning it to the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. It said whoever did so would be rewarded with one shilling. “We did as it asked, and the story took its course,” said Mrs Winkler. Using the bottles, he proved for the first time deep North Sea currents flow east to west. He also found plaice swim against them – vital information for the fishing trade. “It was quite a stir when we opened that envelope, as you can imagine,” Guy Baker, communications director at the Marine Biological Association, said. He also says it is the oldest message-in-a-bottle, beating the current record of 99 years and 43 days. Guinness Book of Records is investigating.