** He Mau Omole Kaahele / Drifting Bottles

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** He Mau Omole Kaahele / Drifting Bottles

Many empty bottles are tossed into the ocean along the shores of Africa, and these bottles have been collected by the people of Ireland when they landed upon their shores. The first bottle found was 16 years old, the second was 14 years old, and the third was ten years old. Another bottle was thrown into the Caribbean Sea, and after five days, this bottle was found 200 miles away from where it was tossed in. Yet another bottle was thrown away in the Bering Strait, and 200 days later, this bottle was found on the shores of Honduras, having drifted about 3,500 miles over the ocean.

 

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, November 25, 1865
, Book: 4, Number: 47, Page: 3