You were probably pretty young when you learned of the phrase/phenomenon to put a message in a bottle and throw it into the ocean. Often, this was used as a way to call for help for those stuck on deserted islands in movies and TV shows.

We have even seen it used in songs over the last few decades.

What if you threw a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean and someone actually found it...11 years later!?

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That happened to one boy in Brockport.

According to the Brockport PTSA, a boy named Jared threw a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean 11 years ago. A woman in the Bahamas emailed the school district and said she found that bottle!

Jared is now a junior at Penn State, which proves just how much time has passed since that message was thrown into the ocean (2011).

I love that the woman who found it did the work to contact the appropriate people to let them know the message was found. That is so cool; beyond words.

I remember hearing stories of people doing that when I went to Maine as a kid, as they three bottles with messages into the Atlantic Ocean. I'm guessing close to nobody has someone find it and they let them know. Jared is one of the few special few that has happened to.

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