Oldest message in a bottle
Marine Biological Association
108, 138 year(s):day(s)
United Kingdom (Devon)

The oldest message in a bottle spent 108 years and 138 days at sea after being released by the Marine Biological Association (UK) in the North Sea (52° 4.8' N; 003° 37' E), on 30 November 1906. The message was found at Amrum Island, Germany, on 17 April 2015.

The message took the form of a postcard asking the finder to send the card back to the Marine Biological Association, stating where it was found, in return for a one shilling reward. The message was found by Marianne Winkler (Germany), who duly returned the card to sender. It is not known how Marianne plans to spend her shilling.