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Message in a bottle from New Jersey washed up on shore in Newfoundland

A message in a bottle that was thrown into the water along a New Jersey shoreline washed up on a beach in Newfoundland last week.

According to Holly Romanek, she was visiting Sandy Hook with her mom and some other family members in May when they put a message into a Starbucks Frappuccino bottle then tossed it into the water, according to NorthJersey.com.

“This bottle was thrown into the Atlantic Ocean from Sandy Hook, New Jersey,” the message reads. “If you find it, we hope you’re having a good day. If you like, please email me.”

“Thrown in ocean on May 19, 2019. Hope this finds you happy!” the message said, accompanied by a hand-drawn smiley face.

Eventually, Romanek said she and her family got a response from a man who said he came across the bottle resting on some rocks at Flatrock Cove in Newfoundland,

He told local news media that he found the bottle around six weeks after it had been lobbed into the ocean by Romanek and her family.

UPI noted that a family walking a beach in Wales discovered a message in a bottle on Cefn Sidan beach in late August.

The family told reporters they discovered that the bottle had been tossed into the water by a German couple on a cruise slightly less than four years earlier.

The message contained the coordinates of where the bottle had been thrown into the water and the family calculated it had traveled 1,624 miles.

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