Quebec teen's bottled message found in France 16 years later

Feb. 10, 2014 at 5:08 PM

CROZON, France, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A message in a bottle thrown into the water by a Quebec teenager traveled more than 3,000 miles to France in 16 years.

Lucien Sanquer discovered the bottle on a beach in Crozon, France, Feb. 4 and discovered it contained a letter written in 1998 by then-16-year-old Nicolas Morin, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

"Hello, my name is Nicolas Morin. I am a boy. I am 16 years old. I was born May 25, 1982. I speak French but I am learning English in school. I have a brother but no sister. My favorite hobby is basketball. My favorite food is pizza. I live in Roxton Falls, a town in Quebec. I hope to hear from you soon," the letter read.

Sanquer said he was able to get in touch with Morin Friday and they spoke via Skype during the weekend.

"I never thought that someone would find my bottle. I was so surprised when I received the call," Morin said.

Morin said the letter was written as part of a school project and he is getting in touch with former classmates to see if anyone else received a reply.

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