Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Cheboygan River

June 24, 2021

Jennifer Dowker was scuba diving in the Cheboygan River in Michigan on Friday when she found a message in a bottle written in 1926.

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Dowker is the owner of Nautical North Family Adventures, a glass bottom boat tour company.

She said she was cleaning the bottom of her vessel, the Yankee Sunshine, when she made the discovery.

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She was able to fish out the note and unrolled it to read the message.

It read: "Will the person who finds this bottle return this paper to George Morrow Cheboygan, Michigan and tell where it was found?"

The note was dated November 1926.

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She posted pictures on her company's Facebook page where it quickly went viral.

On Father's Day she received a call from George Morrow's daughter, Michele Primeau.

Primeau told CNN that she's not on Facebook, but she got a call out of nowhere from a complete stranger, who had seen Dowker's post.

Primeau said her dad's birthday was in November and would have been 17 or 18 when he wrote the note and threw the bottle in the river.

"I can just see him going out and doing that because it was his birthday," Primeau said. "I don't know for sure. But it just sounds like something he would have done."

George passed away in 1995.

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