With his first bottled ship made at the age of sixteen, Sailor Peter Jacobsen found a hobby that took over his life for the next seventy years. Several trips around the world will do that to a person. When Old Peter died in 1960 (I am assuming he is buried at sea), he made sure his life’s work of 750 bottles would be seen by future generations. At the Bottle Peter Museum on Denmark’s Aero (or Ærø if you want authenticity) Island, visitors squint at his tedious, little creations. Today it’s considered the world’s oldest collections of bottled ships.
Interesting fact: Peter claimed that he drank the contents of every bottle he used, except those containing milk. Lactose intolerant much?