Maine island cleanup leads to message in bottle
SOUTH ADDISON, Maine (AP) -- Volunteers picking up trash in a coastal Maine community found a message in a bottle that apparently floated down the coast from Canada.
Becky Lee of Downeast Coastal Conservancy says she discovered the note as she and others cleaned up Tibbett Island off of South Addison.
The plastic soda bottle was under a spruce tree with other debris.
The note from a young Canadian girl named Taryn had been tossed in the ocean in July 2000.
Lee tells the Bangor Daily News she suspects Taryn got help from her parents writing the note about her vacation in New Brunswick because it says she's 3 years old.
Lee says she's "excited" with the find and would like to find the Welland, Ontario, girl, who would now be a teenager.
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