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March 23, 2023

March 23, 1923 – Adrift in the waters of the north Pacific Ocean for exactly one year, to the day, a bottle thrown overboard from the steamer Belgium Maru was picked up on the beach at Totem Bay this week by Roald Olsen and delivered to T.S. Elsemore, deputy in charge of the local Customs office. The bottle was thrown overboard by the Captain of the steamer on the 19th day of March 1922, and was found on the 19th day of March 1923 by Olsen. It contained a notice to the U.S. Hydrographic Office with the information that it was cast overboard at latitude 49-34-30 North and longitude 148-36-...

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