Message in Bottle Earns Students Visit to Plum Island


East Hampton Star: Stories that start with finding a message in a bottle can get pretty interesting.

In the case of Lee Mohlere’s 5th-grade social studies class at John M. Marshall Elementary School [in East Hampton, NY], what began with a lesson on climate and geography ended with a trip last week to Plum Island, the federal government-owned facility where the students’ message happened to wash up in March.

While learning about currents, Ms. Mohlere’s class wrote a letter and placed it in an empty glass bottle sealed with a cork and duct tape. With permission from the Cross Sound Ferry operator, Ms. Mohlere tossed it overboard in November and hoped for the best.

Read more about the 5th Grade students who got to visit Plum Island after launching message in a bottle.