132 Years to Reach its Destination

The German magazine Spiegel reports that a message in a bottle has been found 132 years after being released by a German Research vessel. The message was found on the coast of Western Australia last year with a request to return it to a research institute in Hamburg (which no longer exists) or to a German consulate. The message is now on its way back to Hamburg where it will be displayed in the Maritime Museum.

Photo credit: Von Mbdortmund – Eigenes Werk, GFDL 1.2,