100-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Plucked out of Baltic Sea
A fisherman pulled a bottle out of the Baltic Sea finding a letter inside written 100 years ago by 20-year-old Richard Platz. It is thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle. Platz wrote the note on a postcard, put it in a bottle, corked it and threw it into the ocean while on a nature hike along Germany's Baltic Coast in 1913. Where all the bottle has traveled cannot be determined. Platz' closest living relative was his 62-year-old granddaughter who never had the chance to meet him. Platz died in 1946 at 54. The message will be put on display at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg until May 1.
By Jordan Moses
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