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ENLIGHTENING IN A BOTTLE : Woman finds relic of 1972 science lesson on beach

Aug 02, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

As if uncovering a message in a bottle isn't already a story for the books, there's even more behind a 46-year-old science experiment East Patchogue resident and metal-detecting hobbyist Susan Hennes found on a Brookhaven beach.

The amber, porcelain-top Grolsch beer bottle was dropped into Bellport Bay in December 1972 by William Kiriazis' ninth-grade science class to track current patterns of the bay.

"We would see how long it took for the current to carry the bottle to that parti...