06/18/2013 08:41 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2013

Message In A Bottle: Note Written By Detroit Girls Surfaces A Century Later | Detroit Free Press


Nearly a century ago, Selina Pramstaller and Tillie Esper of Detroit wrote a simple note as they enjoyed a day at a popular amusement park on Harsens Island.

"Having a good time at Tashmoo," their message states in neat cursive writing.

They stuffed the message in a bottle, corked it and threw it in the waters of the St. Clair River, where it sank to the bottom.

There it laid for 97 years waiting to be discovered.

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