Lost Camera Turns Up 5 Years Later, 6,200 Miles Away

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Lost cameras seem to have become today’s message in a bottle. Stories of reuniting cameras with their owners crop up so frequently I’m starting to become a bit blase about them. However, I can’t help but be intrigued by this tale of a camera that emerged from the ocean five years after it was lost, and thousands of miles away.

A China Airlines employee was walked along a beach in Taiwan when she discovered a Canon digital camera that had washed ashore. The device was still in its underwater housing, but was covered in barnacles. The memory card turned out to be intact and so the airline attempted to locate the original owner. An article in a Hawaiian publication about the discovery led to the identification if its owner two days later. Lindsay Scallan had lost the camera in Maui while scuba diving in 2007 and had resigned herself to the loss of her Hawaii vacation photos.

China Airlines offered to fly Scallan to Taiwan to be reunited with her camera in person.

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Steph Spencer

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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