A Maine teen received some unexpected news last week when a handwritten letter from a fisherman arrived saying that her message in a bottle was found in Spain.
WCSH-TV reports Terra Gallo and her sister put messages into bottles and tossed them into the ocean while visiting their aunt on Monhegan Island three years ago.
The girls had forgotten about the bottles until they were surprised by the fisherman's correspondence.
Galo, now 14, studied maps of ocean currents and discovered her message traveled roughly 3,000 miles from the Gulf Stream to the North Atlantic Drift and the Canary Current.
Gallo's message asked that whoever found her bottle put their own message inside with hers and send it back out to sea. The fisherman said he complied with her wishes in his letter.