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Scottish Island Gets Icelandic Message in Bottle

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Scottish Island Gets Icelandic Message in Bottle

Messages in bottles map.

A map, showing the bottles' travels in the ocean. Photo: Verkís/Google map.

One of two messages in bottles that were thrown into the ocean on the coast of Iceland more than a year ago has reached shore on the Scottish Island Tiree, RÚV reports. A resident of the island, who went hunting for it yesterday, posted a video of the find on YouTube.

Message in a bottle.

The message in a bottle on the coast of Tiree. Photo: Rhoda Meek.

The bottles were thrown into the ocean by Reykjanesviti lighthouse, Southwest Iceland, on January 10 last year by Ævar Þór Benediktsson, who normally goes by the name Ævar, the scientist. The science project is a cooperation of Ævar and the engineering firm Verkís. The bottles didn’t include messages alone, but also GPS equipment, enabling numerous enthusiasts to follow their travels.

Instead of taking the shortest route, the bottles have traveled more than 14,000 km (8,700 miles), until one of them finally reached shore last weekend.

Rhoda Meek, a resident of Tiree, discovered the bottle yesterday morning and posted the video below on YouTube.

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