A good-fortune message in a bottle tossed overboard last year by a Massachusetts couple sailing in the West Indies has been found thousands of miles away on a Texas beach.
The Houston Chronicle reports James Howie Hill of Carthage says he was thrilled Friday to discover the algae-covered green bottle near High Island.
That's nearly 2,400 miles from where George and June Smith of Nantucket, Massachusetts, threw the bottle into the water off Martinique.
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Hill, who was beachcombing with family and friends, said they were all excited about the bottle with a note inside dated Dec. 22. The Smiths wished the finder "good fortune" and asked to be notified.
Hill emailed the couple and received a reply Monday, with the Smiths happy to hear the bottle floated to Texas.