Norman MacDonald says he was collecting trash on West Mabou Beach on Wednesday when he came across the Sauza Gold Tequila bottle.

Inside was $25 in Canadian five dollar bills wrapped around small note written in blue ink, purportedly from one of his children.

The note says Dupuis, born on July 1 1954, lived recklessly in his younger years but dreamed of travelling the world later in life.

The note says his favourite drink was tequila — straight up — and asks the finder to buy a drink for themselves and Dupuis with the money provided before releasing the bottle back into the ocean to continue its journey.