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Message in a Bottle Soldiers Stories

July 30, 2009
Romance on the High Seas

Romance on the High Seas

Throughout the years Message in a Bottle has been a fascinating way of communication for soldiers and their loved ones.

When “Aunt Pete” wrote to her soldier nephew in France in 1918, she had no idea what she was starting. Her letter began life inside a US mail bag, spent almost 90 years as a message in a bottle and ended up generating an avalanche of transatlantic emails.

An article was published reporting that Aunt Pete’s letter, sent from Oklahoma City in July 1918, had been found by French archaeologists in a spring-topped beer bottle near old trench lines in Lorraine.

The letter – almost perfectly preserved – gave a jaunty account of the mood in the midwest of the United States four months from the end of the First World War.

“In 1953 a bottle was found in Tasmania 37 years after it had been dropped overboard by two Australian soldiers on their way to France in a troopship. The mother of one of the soldiers recognized the handwriting of her son who had been killed in action in 1918″.

In June 1944 soldiers from the 6th Battalion Border Regiment took part in the D-Day Landings. Scheduled for 5 June, D-Day was put back 24 hours so that the landing could take place early on the morning of June 6th, 1944.

Among the soldiers, there were nine members of the 6th Border Regiment, members of No.10 Beach Group. Their job was to organize the beaches and establish reception posts for personnel, transport, provisions and armored vehicles. During the Channel crossing they drank a bottle of champagne that they had bought back in 1940 and had kept it for a special occasion.

Champagne gone they decided to write their names and a message on a piece of paper in hopes of a safe return they wrote that when and if the bottle was found to please put this paper in the post along with the bottle to The Castle, Carlisle, Cumberland, England and signed it, HJ Bartholomew, J Westoll, C Askew, B Oliver, T Heath, JW Triggs, T Graham (MO), RC Troughton and T Mackie.

Interesting that Message in a Bottle messages have been used throughout the years as special communications with the hope and dream of them being captured and read by any person who is lucky enough to find it.

We have had many soldiers order our beautiful Message in a Bottle gifts for their loved ones be it their girlfriend, fiancee, wife and yes even their wonderful MOMS. They may not be sent through the ocean as they have in the past but they have certainly flown over it to meet it’s destination safe and sound. We are very proud of our military and the wonderful freedom they provide. Thank you to all our military and May God Bless and Keep you Safe.Babies Breath and Butterflies


Small History of Message in a Bottle and Us

June 28, 2009


The first recorded messages in a bottle were released approximately around 310 BC by the Ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus, as part of an experiment to show that the Mediterranean Sea was formed by the inflowing Atlantic Ocean.

On his journey back to Spain after discovering the New World, Christopher Columbus’s ship entered a severe storm. Columbus threw a report of his discovery along with a note asking it to be passed on to the Queen of Spain, in a sealed cask into the sea, hoping the news would make it back even if he did not survive. In fact Columbus survived and the sealed report was never found.

In the 16th century the English navy, among others, used bottle messages to send ashore information about enemy positions. Queen Elizabeth I even created an official position of “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles“, and anyone else opening the bottles could face the death penalty.

In May 2005 eighty-eight shipwrecked migrants were rescued off the coast of Costa Rica. They had placed an SOS message in a bottle and tied it to one of the long lines of a passing fishing boat.

The oldest message in a bottle spent 92 years 229 days at sea. A bottom drift bottle, numbered 423B, was released April 25th 1914 and recovered by fisherman, Mark Anderson of Bixter, Shetland, UK, on December 10, 2006.

The stories go on and on throughout history making a message in a bottle one of the most intriguing forms of communications as far back as history can recall. We have taken the theme of Message in a Bottle one step further and made it one of the most elegant greetings or invitations that you can possibly send or receive. Designed beautifully with lovely petite silk flowers inside they also contain a loving message from the sender.

We are a family owned business, including within it’s walls a web designer, bottle designer, photographer and much more. We work hard on giving the best quality designed into each and every bottle we send out. Most of our work is enjoyed here in the continental USA, but we also receive orders as far away as the UK. But the most rewarding gift we send is for our troops that fight to keep our wonderful country safe from harm. They are truly the back bone of the USA.