The sea, beautiful, alluring and powerful creature that she is, sometimes swallows ships and their passengers whole. These found bottles, lockets of last words, carried across waves by wind or carried reluctantly across the ocean floor by deep currents, harbor the hope that their authors last thoughts will not go unheard.. I have collected these bottles and documented them and the stories contained within. And now, with great care, I share them with you. I've limited names to their initials but, otherwise, kept the messages in tact.