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Hurricane Sandy washes up message in a bottle after 7-years at sea

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by James Swierzbin


After 7–years at sea, a message in a bottle written by a little girl from Dartmouth has found its way back to her, thanks to some help from a hurricane and a woman, named Sandy.

14–year old Allyson Lague never expected to see the message that she put into a bottle 7-years ago, as part of a second grade project, ever again.

So imagine her surprise, when it washed up after Hurricane Sandy swept through New England, 2-weeks ago.

"I'm surprised that the bottle didn't crack or that it didn't even get wet. It's shocking." said Lague.

Allyson's bottle, along with 25–others made by her classmates, were taken out to sea by a fishing boat and dropped in the water 20–miles off the coast of Dartmouth back in 2005.

Allyson's message in a bottle wasn't seen again, until 2–weeks ago, when it was blown ashore by Hurricane Sandy in Narragansett, straight into the driveway of Sandy Goyette.

"There was a lot of stuff in the driveway, broken bottles. My husband picked one up and it looked like it had paper inside and I said, 'Oh my goodness, it's a message in a bottle, I wonder where it came from?'" said Goyette.

After reading the message, Goyette tried to track down the girl whose name was on it, but she didn't have any luck.

ABC6's James Swierzbin was able to find Allyson Lague and deliver the message back to her.

Allyson says that although a lot has changed in the 7–years since she last saw the message, not everything, is so different.

"Not much has changed from my signature, it's still pretty messy." said Lague.




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