Maine Woman Finds 12-Year-Old Message in Bottle It had floated down from Canada By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jul 3, 2012 3:15 PM CDT 10 comments Comments A message in a bottle (but not THE message in a bottle - that one was a plastic vessel). (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Volunteers picking up trash in a coastal Maine community found a message in a bottle that apparently floated down the coast from Canada. Becky Lee of Downeast Coastal Conservancy says she discovered the note as she and others cleaned up Tibbett Island off of South Addison. The plastic soda bottle was under a spruce tree with other debris. The note from a young Canadian girl named Taryn had been tossed in the ocean in July 2000. Lee suspects Taryn got help from her parents writing the note about her vacation in New Brunswick because it says she's 3 years old. Lee says she's "excited" with the find and would like to find the Welland, Ontario, girl, who would now be a teenager. Click for another message-in-a-bottle tale.