Message in a bottle found 50 years later in Alaska

Russian Bottled Message
Posted at 9:48 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 09:48:56-04

(LEX 18) — A former soviet navy captain who threw a bottle containing a letter into the ocean in 1969 said he was "amazed" to think where it had been after it was recently discovered in Western Alaska.

Anatolii Botsanenko was 36-years-old and serving in the soviet navy in Vladivostok when he threw the bottle containing a message into the sea.

The message included an address and a request for a response from the person who found it.

Tyler Ivanoff eventually found the handwritten Russian letter in early August while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage.