Six Inches Per Hour

Found 17 June 1879, Tayport Harbour, Fife.

In a bottle:

In latitude 58.20 N.; in longitude 1.20 E. Three days without water; ship making 6 inches per hour; cargo shifted; intends to leave the ship the first opportunity. Mary Ann, Portsoy. John Cumming, mate. — 25/5/79.

The given coordinates suggest the Mary Ann was around 150 miles east of its home port of Portsoy.

[Dundee Evening Telegraph, 18 June 1879]

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