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This is the coolest!

I lived on the water growing up and my dad used to yell at me for throwing bottles with notes in the bay all the time. I always wanted something like this to happen to me when I was younger.

Get this, an Alaskan man made quite the discovery while gathering firewood near the shore – a message in a bottle that was sent more than 50 years ago. The message, which was in Russian, was dropped into the sea from Vladivostock, more than 2,000 miles away. It was dated June 20th, 1969, and said: “I wish everyone good health, longevity, and happy sailing”.

Russian media tracked down the man who sent the message, a retired ship captain named Anatoli Prokofievich Botsanenko, who says he was 36 years old when he sent the bottle.

I can keep dreaming mine will be found one day!

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige