Sailor's 1969 message in a bottle found in Alaska

19 August 2019 - 13:05 By TimesLIVE
The message was traced back to a Russian sailor.
The message was traced back to a Russian sailor.
Image: Facebook/Tyler Ivanoff

Tyler Ivanoff was looking for firewood in Alaska when he found a message in a bottle from 1969.

The letter was written in Russian and Ivanoff appealed for a translation on his Facebook page.

His post soon went viral and it was later established that the letter was written by a sailor on Russian ship Sulak.

BBC reports that Russian media tracked down the person who wrote the letter, a Captain Anatoly Botsanenko.

Tyler Ivanoff found the bottle in Alaska.
Tyler Ivanoff found the bottle in Alaska.
Image: Facebook/Tyler Ivanoff

“It was still dry on the inside and still smelled like wine or whatever, old alcohol. The note was dry,” Ivanoff told BBC.


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