The bottle was released by a group of school children in the 1980s

By Mackenzie Schmidt
February 08, 2018 12:52 PM
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While finding a message in a bottle might be the Holy Grail for beachcombers, it’s a pretty rare feat. What’s even rarer? Finding one that’s spent more than 30 years splashing around in the middle of the Atlantic.

When Ruth and Lee Huenniger were out inspecting damage from Hurricane Irma near their Key Largo home, they found quite the surprise.

The message, which was undated, appeared to be from a group of school children from the eastern coast of Scotland.