British Columbia Man Finds 107-year-old Message in a Bottle from Bellingham, Washington Man

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Jim Donaldson posted in the Sept. 17, 2013 edition of the Bellingham Herald.

Steve Thurber, 53, of Courtenay, B.C., was walking along a beach south of Tofino last Monday, Sept. 9, when he discovered a glass bottle with a crusted cap lying in the sand, according to the Times Colonist of Victoria, B.C.

Through the murky glass, Thurber could see cursive handwriting on the outside of an envelope, signed by Earl Willard of Bellingham and dated Sept. 29, 1906. The envelope also said the bottle was thrown into the ocean 76 hours into a steamship voyage from San Francisco to Bellingham aboard the steamer Rainier.

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