Love From Hubert

Found 6 January 1907, on the shore near Ulverston, Cumbria.

In a stout bottle, on a piece of ordinary envelope:

Finder please give this to relatives of Bertha Magnussam, Wavertree, Liverpool, England. Love from Hubert, and good-bye.

Inquiries were being made by the Liverpool police.

[Lancashire Evening Post, 10 January 1907]

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Messages from the Sea is a collection of letters and notes from a lost era, found washed up in bottles on shores around the world.

The messages tell of foundering ships, missing ocean liners, and shipwrecked sailors, and contain moving farewells, romantic declarations, and intriguing confessions.

Dating from the late-19th and early-20th centuries, they demonstrate the brave, lonely and fragile nature of life on the ocean waves.

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