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Alaska man finds 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian sailor

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Ben Hooper
An Alaska man found a message in a bottle tossed into the water by a sailor on a Russian fishing boat 50 years earlier. Photo by ariesa66/Pixabay.com
An Alaska man found a message in a bottle tossed into the water by a sailor on a Russian fishing boat 50 years earlier. Photo by ariesa66/Pixabay.com

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An Alaska man found a message in a bottle that had been tossed into the water by a sailor on a Russian fishing boat 50 years earlier.

Tyler Ivanoff said he was north of the Bering Strait when he found the bottle containing a letter dated June 20, 1969.

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Ivanoff took to social media for help translating the Russian letter, which was authored by a sailor aboard the Sulak, a fishing boat from the Soviet Far East fishing fleet.

The sailor said the ship was based out of the Russian city of Vladivostok. Records show the Sulak was decommissioned in 1992.

"We wish you good health, many years of life and happy sailing," the sailor wrote.

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