Old Hawaiian Bottles | 37 Year Old Message In A Bottle: Over three decades after it was tossed into the ocean, a message in a bottle has finally washed up on a Hawaiian beach, some 4,000 miles away from where it was originally thrown.
Old Hawaiian Bottles | 37 Year Old Message In A Bottle
The Hawaiian Tribune Herald
As part of a 750-bottle experiment, Japanese high school students wrote the note and threw it overboard in 1984. It washed up on the east shore of Tokyo.
In Hawaiian Paradise Park, 9-year-old Abbie Graham discovered the partially buried treasure while strolling with her family. John and Angie Graham were certain that the mud-splattered glass bottle, with a corroded cap, was significant.
John Graham told the Hawaiian Tribune-Herald, I felt it was trash, and she thought it was treasure. They had to crack the bottle open to read the type note because the cap was rust tight.
“The ocean current investigation” was written in capital letters at the top of the once-white postcard. The Chiba Prefectural Choshi High School Natural Science Club compos the letter, it was revealed later.
That’s where I found this bottle. It toss into water off the coast of Japan in July of 1984. It requested information from the person who found it, including their name, address. Also, the date and location of discovery, and the longitude and latitude.
In addition to English, the directions were also written in Japanese and Spanish. Although Abbie remark that the paper smell like “wet cat” after their sea voyage, according to the Hawaiian Tribune-Herald.
The School Discovered Abbie’s 1984 Letter
According to the Japanese newspaper The Mainichi, the 9-year-find old’s is the first from Choshi High School since 2002. Also, when the 50th bottle washed up on Kikaijima Island in southwest Japan.
As soon as the 750 bottles were dumped into the ocean, club members keep eye on their whereabouts for the next five years, with bottles washing up in China as well as in the Philippines. However, due to a lack of sightings, the group split in 2007.
Jun Hayashi, the vice principal of the high school, stated: “Kikaijima was supposed to be the final resting place for him. We had no idea that 37 years later, another would be discovered “According to the Mainichi.
Earlier this week, students at the school found a letter from Abbie written in 1984, and decided to write one to her. A drawing of the finder and her sister Aubrie, 10, eating sushi was included with the trove.
“I want to preserve the relationship the bottle brought us across borders and spacetime,” Nozomi Hakkaku and Asuka Yamaguchi. Also, both 16, wrote back to Abbie in English, according to The Mainichi.
It brought back a lot of sentimental memories for 54-year-old Mayumi Kanda, who was a member of the club in 1984. It was my old high school that organized this effort, and I’m grateful to everyone involved,” she said, according to Vice.