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LI science experiment turns up 47 years later

Aug 01, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

East Patchogue resident Susan Hennes was walking along the shore of Bellport Bay, searching the sand for beach glass and coins, when she discovered a glass bottle with a metal swing-top cap. Inside, she found a folded-up note.

The handwritten message, dated Dec. 1, 1972, explained that the bottle was a science experiment from students at William Floyd High School who were studying the currents around Fire Island.

Hennes, 75, called a friend who works as a security guard at Wi...