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Message in a Bottle from Canada found in Iceland

By Iceland Review

Kristófer Ögmundsson, an 11-year-old from Hornafjördur, southeast Iceland, recently discovered a message in a bottle which originated from Newfoundland. An engineer on a Canadian coast guard cruiser had tossed the bottle in the water in May 2007.

“I had found loads of stuff [on the beach] and when we walked back to our car I saw the bottle. It was from a guy named Alfred who lives near St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland,” Kristófer told Fréttabladid.

The bottle included a letter and a few Canadian coins. It had been written by Alfred White, an engineer on board the Canadian coast guard cruiser Cygnus. In the letter, he asked its finder to contact him.

Kristófer wrote him a letter, including a CD ROM about southeast Iceland, Icelandic coins and pictures painted by his mother. “He has written me back via email. He is going to frame the pictures and hang them on his wall.”

White said he was surprised by how far the bottle had drifted in eight months. Kristófer would like to meet White. “We are maybe going to ask if he can visit us in Höfn and then we can invite him to our home for a chat.”

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