IT would be of great importance if the fact could be ascertained whether the floats are from the Norwegian or from the Canadian fisheries. Your note of November 10 says, “They are hermetically sealed, and have certain characters, such as IV. or VI., impressed on the sealed part.” Doubtless your columns are read in Norway as well as in Canada, and possibly a correspondent, from these characters or from other evidence, may claim the floats for one or for the other side of the Atlantic. In favour of the west side, but with the utmost deference to the opinion of Mr. Gwyn Jeffreys, I suggest that a north-east wind is an unlikely conveyance to “the west side of the Island of Lewis,” or to “the western coast of Shetland.”
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GREENWOOD, G. Glass Floats off the Isle of Lewis. Nature 3, 87 (1870). https://doi.org/10.1038/003087a0
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