Time Capsule Etiquette
May 29, 2005 7:56 PM Subscribe
I'd like to assemble a small time capsule, and I'd like to drop it into the Atlantic Ocean. How can I do this?
posted by cribcage to society & culture (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Lee Valley sells a beautiful, brass time capsule
which claims to be both airtight and watertight. It would surely catch the eye of some future explorer. I figure the best way to assure that a time capsule remains undisturbed for the longest period of time, short of launching it into space, would be to submerge it in the ocean.
I don't own a boat, but I don't think I would need to be too far offshore. Do cruise ships have a policy about guests tossing objects overboard? Do ferries? If I planned to go deep-sea fishing and brought the capsule along, would I risk getting the captain into trouble? I don't believe it's littering if you place a message into a bottle and toss it overboard, because you intend it to be found -- but nautical law probably disagrees.