A trash can from South Carolina appears to have gone overseas.
When Keith McGreal discovered a huge blue trash bin washed up on the shore in western Eire, he reached out to its unique proprietor: the Metropolis of Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina, roughly 3,500 miles away.
McGreal, who stated he discovered the container on his native seaside, despatched footage to metropolis officers in Myrtle Seashore, who posted the findings on Facebook.
The trash bin reveals indicators of main put on and tear, probably a results of a protracted voyage at sea, however the sticker on the facet remains to be seen, studying “Metropolis of Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina.”
“Wonderful to suppose it travelled all the best way throughout the Atlantic,” McGreal stated in an electronic mail posted on the Myrtle Seashore’s Fb web page.
Myrtle Beach officials suggested the container probably swept away in a “wind or storm event.
“We typically remove trash containers from the beach before a hurricane, but this one apparently had a mind of its own,” the Facebook post read.
And how long did it take for the trash can to make it to Ireland? That could remain unknown. It might not be possible to tell when the trash can was made or used, the Myrtle Beach social media post said.
The city jokingly said it had an employee volunteer to fly across the pond to fetch it themselves but then asked McGreal to recycle the bin.
“That’s an amazing voyage for a trash barrel, although we’d prefer that it stayed put on our beach, rather than gallivanting all over the world.”
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