Found 8 March 1912, on the foreshore at Thorngumbald, near Hull.
In a screw-stopper bottle, written in copying ink:
Good-bye, wife and children dear. x x x
23 Southcoates-lane, Hull, January 1st, 1912.
This message was found by James Gardner on the banks of the Humber Estuary near his home. The message was damp and the ink had smudged, making the address difficult to read. Mr Gardner’s son made enquiries in Hull but could not trace the address.
[Hull Daily Mail, 12 March 1912]