Nine year old Riley Astrup was walking along the shore on a windward beach here on O'ahu and came across an old bottle.
But not just any old bottle. There was something special about this one which washed ashore. "My daughter is jumping for joy there's a message inside there's a message inside."
And when they cracked it open, they discovered just how long this message in the bottle was floating around the pacific.
"It said it was from june 14th 1967." says Riley.
On faded stationary from the old Matson cruise ship the S-S Lurline, a young John Weatherly, asked whoever found the message to contact him, then tossed the bottle overboard a thousand miles from shore.
The discovery has turned into a family project and they have tracked young John Weatherly via his father, COL AJ Weatherly, as far as Fort Sill, Oklahoma. But that's as far as they've been able to go.
Here's where you come in. I'm sure there is someone out there who knows of the Weatherly family. If you know how to get in touch with them, please let me know and I will pass along the information to the Astrup family. Thanks!