Journey continues for message in bottle

Puget Sound, Wash. (KING) — It began with a rather routine day of studying beach erosion along the islands of Washington’s Puget Sound — routine for archeologist Dave Grant, who has made a career of unearthing treasures around the world.

“Recently we went to Djibouti in Africa and we found artifacts that were possibly up to 2.5 million years old,” said Grant.

What Grant and his intern Ben Carlson discovered on the shores of Indian Island, near Port Townsend, last month wasn’t an earth-shattering find, but it did cause some waves.

“I told Ben we had found a bottle,” said Grant.

“When I saw that it had paper inside, there was this childish excitement,” added Carlson.

A message in a bottle had washed up on the shore of the Indian Island Naval Installation on the Olympic Peninsula. The note was signed by three Sequim teenagers who called themselves, “The Three Brunettes.” The authors were Alexi Nelson, Laura Rutherford, and Ally Taiji. They had written a poem about pursuing your dreams, and launched it into the unknown in June 2010.

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