Woman Visiting Maine Finds Message in a Bottle


HAMPDEN - The Hampden Historical Society says it's a first for the river side town. A local family discovers a message in a bottle... it's origin remains a mystery.

Illinois native, Amber Woodworth, was walking along the banks of the Penobscot River in Hampden when she discovered a message in a glass bottle... with no cap... soaked in water. But the writing, still legible.


One page length of encouraging words using the beauty of nature as a metaphor, to enjoy the little things in life. Woodworth is a biology major with a double minor. She says she escapes the stress of everyday life by spending time outdoors -- hiking an average of eight miles a day since she moved to Maine for the summer.
"It just really it home for me. I honestly felt like it was meant for me... I couldn't believe it."
Kenneth Rowell, President of the Hampden Historical Society, says the find is a first for the town. However, after close inspection, he says there's no indication of where it came from or who wrote it.
Woodworth says she hopes by getting the word out, the person who wrote this message will come forward so she can thank them, and show them her appreciation.

Lindsey Mills


Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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