Found May 1881, South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
In a bottle, written in pencil:
Foundering in North Sea, with twenty men on board, the barque Grotesque, on 7th March.
This message in a bottle was picked up on the shore by a fisherman. No further record can be found of the barque Grotesque.
[Shields Daily News, 20 May 1881]