A team of researchers is trying to unravel a mystery surrounding a letter they think may have been written by a young girl on board the Titanic on the eve of its sinking.
A family came across the missive in a sealed bottle buried on a beach in Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Funday, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick four years ago.
The letter, dated April 13, 1912, is written in French and signed by Mathilde Lefebvre, who was 13 years old.
It says: "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. If anyone finds it, tell the Lefebvre family in Liévin".
Liévin, in Pas-de-Calais, was the French region she and her family hailed from. She was a third-class passenger with her mother, Marie Daumont, and three of her siblings.
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