A young man in Portugal finds a message in a bottle that had been dropped from the northern United States

A young man in Portugal finds a message in a bottle that had been dropped from the northern United States
The message in the bottle contained an email address that no one replied to (Photo: Facebook Molly Santos)

A young man from Portugal named . is Christian Santos A plastic bottle floating in the water was found while spear fishing in the Azores Islands. Inside was a message, A note written by a teenager in Vermont (United States), who traveled for nearly four years across the Atlantic Ocean to reach Portuguese waters.

The young man brought the bottle home and showed it to his mother Molly. who enthusiastically published the picture of the message on Facebook Asked his acquaintances to help him find the person who threw the bottle into the sea.

If you know someone who lives in Vermont, ask them to share it so we can find this girl, that’s great how far she came!!! “, Molly Santos wrote in her network.

And yes it’s impressive, because From Rhode Island, where the bottle was dropped in 2018 to the mid-Atlantic archipelago, where 17-year-old Santos found it at least 2,400 miles, about 3,862 kilometers.. Another curious detail of this story is that the Santos family lived in the United States, specifically Boston, where the bottle was left from, but moved to Portugal when Christian was just 5 years old.

Christian Santos, 17, found a bottle with a note while fishing in the Azores Islands in Portugal (Photo: Facebook Molly Santos)
Christian Santos, 17, found a bottle with a note while fishing in the Azores Islands in Portugal (Photo: Facebook Molly Santos)

A note written in orange marker on a well-preserved index card reads: “It’s Thanksgiving. I’m 13 years old and I’m going to visit my family in Rhode Island. I’m from Vermont. If available, email [email protected]

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In an interaction with the local media, the young fisherman said that he likes to do it for fun and is considered very respectful with the environment.. The day he found the bottle he was fishing with his cousin in the shallow waters of So Jorge Island, near a small town known as Faja Joo Dias.

When he saw the bottle in front of him, he picked it up to get it out of the sea, As he always did with other garbage, plastic bags, papers, boat parts and ropes which pollute the water.

The bottle found in the sea to Christian Santos contained a message that it was launched about 3,862 kilometers from Rhode Island (United States) from where it was found.  Photo: Facebook Molly Santos
The bottle found in the sea to Christian Santos contained a message that it was launched about 3,862 kilometers from Rhode Island (United States) from where it was found. Photo: Facebook Molly Santos

“I picked it up and looked inside, there was a piece of paper there,” Said Santos, who took it to the side so as not to ruin the paper. “I thought it was interesting and went to show it to my mom.”

“What is the probability that someone from Portugal, who can actually read English, will find it and understand what it says?”said the young man.

Molly Santos said on Facebook that she tried to send an email to the address listed in the note, but there was no response.

“I want to tell you that I found it, and where it was, what it was doing”, Christian Santos told WCVB News in Boston. “And we’ll be friends for life.” The author of the note will now be Christian’s age.

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