Message in a bottle found in Brookhaven nearly 5 decades later

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BROOKHAVEN -

A message in a bottle washed ashore in Brookhaven nearly five decades after a William Floyd High School science teacher and his students set bottles free.

"We were studying currents, which way the current would carry the water," says former science teacher William Kiriazis.

One of the bottles set free by the students was found by Susan Hennes, a bottle collector herself.

When Hennes found the bottle, it had a note dated Dec. 1, 1972. It read, "Please return to William Floyd High School. Very important to be returned."

Hennes returned the bottle back to its original owner, the retired teacher who used the bottle as a learning tool.

"Some of my old students from the '70s have been posting it on Facebook," says Kiriazis. "It's become this phenomena that I wasn't expecting."

The bottle will now sit in the high school's museum, marking the end to a very long-lost science lesson.

 

 

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