In 2009, high school student Corey Swearingen wrote a letter, put it in a bottle, sealed it, and dropped it into the Atlantic just off the Florida coast as an experiment for school. In that letter, he asked whomever found it to get ahold of him and tell him where it washed up.
Sixteen months after the message in a bottle was placed in the ocean, Swearingen’s former marine science teacher, Ethan Hall, heard from a boy in Ireland. Remarkably, the letter had traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and washed ashore on the beaches of Ireland, where a 17-year-old boy and his father found it while they were taking a walk along the beach.
In a recent interview, Swearingen said he never thought the bottle would be found.
The bottle is now being put on display in an Irish pub.
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