After more than 30 years of drifting at sea, a message in a bottle was washed away near Skagway-Alaska Public Media

2021-11-24 04:45:20 By : Mr. Magic Cao

A Skagway resident found a message in a bottle washed up on the beach, but did not specify who sent it—or where it was sent from. Now she is asking for help to find the sender.

The beach of Dye Flats is located at the northernmost end of the internal passage. Dyea was once a booming city in the gold rush, and now has dozens of residents and a recreation area managed by the Skagway Borough.

On the beach, among a pile of washed logs, branches, and general floating objects, Dye resident Pam Joy stumbled upon a special discovery that beach lovers had been hoping to discover. Message in a bottle.

"I walked along the apartment as usual. Picking up trash as usual. I saw this bottle peeking from the outside, I picked it up, and I was about to throw it into my bag. I saw a piece of paper inside. ," Joey said. "It says Happy New Year 1987!"

A few days ago, the tide had exceeded 20 feet and the wind speed reached 40 miles per hour. Joey believes that the combination of the two may cause the bottle to move away from where it was originally left.

"I'm surprised it hasn't been broken in the water for so long," Joey said. "Maybe it really hasn't gone very far. Or it may come from Australia. Who knows? Who knows?"

The bottle is clear glass with a beige plastic screw cap on the top. The security seal is still attached.

"My only other clue is that there is a Rite in the Rain logo at the bottom of this paper. It's in a wine bottle. So, you know, on New Year's Eve, I'm sure this event involves alcohol," Joey said.

The ritual paper in the rain has existed for more than a century. This piece was torn from a small spiral notebook, with the spiral at the top of the page. This message is written in black ink.

"It definitely looks like an adult. It's kind of cursive," Joey said.

But the sender of the message in this bottle did not contain any other information.

"I really hope I have a way to determine who it is, how far it came, and where it came from. I hope the people who wrote this article know that I found it where I found it," Joey said.

She posted a picture of the bottle on social media and asked friends to share it, but she never found the sender.

"I grew up in Maine and spent a lot of time on the beach. I even worked on a fishing boat in Maine, dragging traps and picking up things from the bottom of the sea," Joey said. "On the beach for many, many years. This is the first message I found in the bottle, so I'm very excited."

Joey said that unless she miraculously figured out who sent the message, she would add it to her collection at Dia’s home.

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