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MikeWhalen
03-07-2018, 02:47 PM
This was a fun little story, and a bit amazing they were able to read anything off the paper...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43299283

Mike

rivergirl
03-07-2018, 11:46 PM
Quite a few locals think it is a hoax, in that it was "planted" http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/doubts-remain-over-miracle-wa-message-in-a-bottle-20180307-h0x5za.html

Wedge Island is a very popular holiday place, and as it was long weekend (holiday) this couple (a marketer) just happen to find it.

rms2
03-10-2018, 06:17 PM
Quite a few locals think it is a hoax, in that it was "planted" http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/doubts-remain-over-miracle-wa-message-in-a-bottle-20180307-h0x5za.html

Wedge Island is a very popular holiday place, and as it was long weekend (holiday) this couple (a marketer) just happen to find it.

If it is a hoax, whoever cooked it up was familiar with German spelling from the 19th century, for example, use of the archaic Heimath in place of the modern German Heimat (home, place of origin).