Dating australian bottles

Between 18, bottles were frequently thrown overboard from German ships as part of an experiment to better understand ocean currents.

The notes ask the finder of the message to return it to German Naval Observatory in Hamburg or the nearest German Consulate.

The previous record for oldest message in a bottle was 108 years.

“We had to wait a week before we had confirmation it was 1886.”The Western Australian Museum in Perth helped the Illmans determine the bottle had been thrown overboard from the German sailing ship Paula as it crossed the Indian Ocean, nearly 600 miles from the Australian coast, according to The Guardian.

The notes asked that those who found them contact either the German Naval Observatory in Hamburg or the nearest German Consulate with information on where the bottles washed ashore.

The handwriting on the note found by Tonya Illman matched that in the captain’s log for the Paula.

And an entry in the log for June 12, 1886, mentioned a bottle having been thrown overboard.discovered in April 2015 at Amrum Island, Germany, 108 years and 133 days after it was tossed into the North Sea by the British Marine Biological Society." data-reactid="33"The previous record for oldest-known message in a bottle was for one discovered in April 2015 at Amrum Island, Germany, 108 years and 133 days after it was tossed into the North Sea by the British Marine Biological just an elaborate publicity stunt by Kym Illman.

Owner of Messages On Hold, an audio advertising company, he’s known for aggressively marketing his projects." data-reactid="34"Despite the scientific evidence that the bottle and note found in Australia are legitimate, The Brisbane Times interviewed a few people who suspect the whole matter is just an elaborate publicity stunt by Kym Illman.

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