World's oldest 'message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter 101 years later


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  • Friday, 11 Apr 2014

A message in a bottle tossed into the sea in Germany in 1913, believed to be the world’s oldest, has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter.

A fisherman pulled the beer bottle with the scribbled message out of the Baltic Sea off the northern city of Kiel last month, Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum, in the northern port city of Hamburg, announced on Monday.

Konrad Fischer, the man who fished out the bottle from the waters of the Baltic Sea after it had been bobbing 'somewhere out there' for 101 years. Fischer is now the rightful owner of the message and the bottle, which are on loan to the International Maritime Museum, in Hamburg, Germany.  


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