We’ve all heard tale of message in a bottle findings and the often inspiring history lessons they teach. But what happens when a visual element is added to the equation? Say, a collection of photographs that allow the finder to not only read into the life of the owner, but to actually see into it?
That’s exactly what happened in Taiwan earlier this week. A crew of schoolchildren were working to clean up a beach and stumbled across a wayward camera that had washed ashore. The Canon model G12 digital camera looked as though it had spent a good deal of time exploring the ocean — it was almost completely covered by moss, seashells, and other debris on the outside. Fortunately, the owner had placed the camera inside a waterproof case. When the kids took it out, the camera actually worked just fine. The batteries even had a bit of charge left in them, enough for the camera to be turned on so that the finders could take a look at the photos.