Two-liter travels 115 river miles
On June 25, 1987, two young friends wrote a letter each and placed them in a two liter bottle. They tossed it into a swollen Blackberry Creek near their homes, with the hope to hear from whomever found their messages.
They had no idea it would take 26 years before their wishes were fulfilled.
In 2013, my neighbor and his grandson found the bottle during a trash cleanup on the bank of the Ohio River and were surprised to find the letters still legible.
They posted photos on Facebook and it wasn’t long before the internet worked its magic and a connection was made between sender and finder.
It’s been speculated the bottle traveled from their stream in McCarr, KY into the Tug River, to the confluence with the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River at Louisa, KY where the Big Sandy delivered it into the Ohio River where it was found on the bank in Franklin Furnace, OH for a total of about 115 river miles.
This is a quick sketch of the photo my neighbor shared. 41/61