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    Default 1912 French cursive? Titanic letter in bottle.

    Did this message in a bottle really come from the Titanic? Quebec researchers are trying to find out.

    "I am throwing this bottle into the sea, in the middle of the Atlantic. We are due to arrive in New York in a few days," the letter reads. "If someone finds it, contact the Lefebvre family in Liévin."

    "So far, we have not caught a smoking gun of a forgery," said Nicolas Beaudry, a history and archeology professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, who is studying the letter.

    "Hoaxes were common at the time because the press would publish messages from the sea, and they would attract a lot of attention from readers. At first glance, it may look like cursive, early-20th-century handwriting, but there are inconsistencies with what children learned in school in France"

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