The journey of a letter in a bottle lasted almost three years, which the 13-year-old American threw in November 2018 off the coast of Rhode Island in the Atlantic. In June 2021, an unusual message came to another young man from the Portuguese Azores archipelago.
The bottle’s founder, Lisbon TV, reported Monday that the 17-year-old was a Christian from Rosas in the Assyrian island of Sao Jorge.
The letter traveled 4.8 thousand. Km
Inside the bottle, a teenage Portuguese man discovered a message sent by Sean Smith in which the sender left an email and described the circumstances under which the bottle was thrown into the Atlantic Ocean.
– Thank you today. I am 13 years old and I am on Rhode Island to see my family. I’m from Vermont – wrote Sean, who did not expect the bottle to win more than 4.8 thousand. Km, but he also dropped the mailbox to reach the news finder’s comments.
The sender of the letter was found
After numerous and failed emails to the address provided by Sean, the family of the Portuguese inventor posted a message on one of the social networks with a photo of the bottle and the message found within it.
Eventually, after more than two weeks of searching among Vermont Internet users, the sender of the bottle was found. The American youth explained that the news found on the Portuguese island was one of many thrown into the sea almost three years ago.
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