A boy on Block Island has become friends with a boy living on the mainland in an unusual way: by finding a message in a bottle.
Resident Shannon Cotter-Marsella said her son, Eli, found a message in a bottle sent by Gavin McGreevy, who lives with his family in Mattituck, New York. The boys, who are both seven years old, have “hit it off,” and “have the same interests,” she said.
“I was hoping to maybe make a new friend, and I did,” said Gavin. “It was exciting because when Eli sent
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