Man Gets Response To His Message In A Bottle After 9 Years: "My Heart, My Stomach Just Dropped"
Message in a bottle used to signal the distress in the ocean or convey other sailors to steer clear of certain dangers. But, as the wars ended and the pirates fled, the notion took a romantic turn.
Soon enough, bottles served as a medium to carry invitations to prospective pen pals across the sea. There are letters to actual or imagined love interests that have also been sent as notes in containers.