Century-Old Message Pulled From Bottle In Baltic Sea

A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last month a fisherman on the Baltic Sea near Germany pulled a beer bottle from the water. Inside - a postcard written on May 17, 1913, nearly 101 years ago. If Guinness verifies it, it would be the oldest message in a bottle on record. Sadly, the postcard is mostly illegible, but a German museum was able to make out who wrote it - the son of a baker who was 20 at the time.

He has since passed away but researchers found his granddaughter and let her hold the bottle. Message delivered. It's MORNING EDITION.

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