A Trash Can From Myrtle Beach Just Washed Ashore in Ireland

The idea of objects lost at sea washing up in different parts of the world is a romantic one. For centuries, beachgoers have scanned the shores in search of rare treasures and messages in bottles. Ireland recently received a different kind of gift from the other side of the Atlantic: a trash can from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The receptacle traveled over 3,000 miles to Mulranny, Ireland, and now the Mayo County town is using it for its original purpose. Irish native Keith McGreal spotted the container and emailed the City of Myrtle Beach to inform them of his discovery. The city explained that they typically remove trash containers from the beach before hurricanes, but this one apparently had a mind of its own. Though the trash can had taken some damage during its transatlantic voyage, it arrived in good shape all things considered. It's currently being used as a trash can on the strip of shore where it was recovered in Mulranny, Ireland.