Myrtle Beach trash can washes ashore in Ireland

A trash can from the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, made an unlikely journey across the Atlantic Ocean — and recently washed ashore in Ireland.

The city was alerted to the can’s transatlantic voyage in a Sunday email from Keith McGreal, who said he and his kids found the barnacle-covered blue bin in County Mayo, on Ireland’s northwestern coast.

“Amazing to think it travelled all the way across the Atlantic,” McGreal wrote in the message that was shared Monday on the city’s Twitter account.

McGreal asked the city officials to speculate that the bin may have blown away in a high-wind event, and was propelled by the Gulf Stream across the ocean.

“Please recycle our wayward traveling can. And, come see us next time you’re on this side of the pond,” the officials said.

The trash can after its journey across the Atlantic.
After its crossing of the Atlantic, the trash can is disposed of.
Two children in Ireland pose with the transatlantic trash can.
Two children from Ireland pose with the transatlantic trash container.

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