This salty sea tale begins over one hundred years ago…
It was 1913. Europe was on the precipice of a great war, Henry Ford had just developed the first moving assembly line, and American women were still seven years away from the right to vote.
That year a German named Richard Platz scribbled a message, tucked into into a beer bottle, and flung it into the Baltic Sea.
Okay, now fast forward a century!
A fisherman named Konrad Fischer — with a name like that we're inclined to believe this was his destiny — catches something most unexpected:
A 101-year-old beer bottle containing Mr. Platz's message!