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Shishmaref man finds 50-year-old Russian message in a bottle


Tyler Ivanoff holds the message-in-a-bottle he found near Shishmaref. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Ivanoff)

It isn’t every day that a 50-year-old message in a bottle washes up on the shores of Western Alaska. But that’s exactly what happened to Tyler Ivanoff near Shishmaref on August 5.

“I was just gathering firewood; everyone was just kind of picking berries,” I just happened to stumble across the bottle, and I noticed it was a green bottle and had a cork top. Not really cork, it was a tight cap, and I could see inside the bottle there was a…



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