My wife and I are kayakers, and have explored almost all of the off shore Florida Keys. We are forever finding lots of interesting flotsam since the surrounding waters are so shallow that power boats cannot get to a lot of them. Yesterday we pulled up on a remote tiny sandy beach on the Florida Bay side (the Gulf side) and as I stepped out of my kayak in a few inches of water I almost stepped on a mostly buried bottle. I carefully pried it out of the sand and my treasure is an old medicine bottle from before the turn of the century.
It is in perfect condition and has embossed writing on it saying EDDDY & EDDY CHEMISTS ST. LOUIS.
After I cleaned all the sand and tiny broken shells out of it and was holding it, I was wishing it could talk and tell me it's history.
Several years ago we found another one out in the Saint Martin Keys off Ozello. It also was a very old one and has embossed Spanish lettering on it.
When we get this new one home it can join its Spanish friend on a shelf with some of our other finds.
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Hey Jack, here's one|
Posted by: redmond on Jan-03-14 10:21 AM (EST)
Posted by: jackL on Jan-03-14 11:22 AM (EST)
so now my worth has increased by $21.
I bet that's the one that fell off |
Posted by: randy_morgart on Jan-03-14 11:40 AM (EST)
the deck of my boat as I rushed to save a frail grandmotherly kayaker on the St Louis riverfront.
Proves that "treasure" does not have to|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-03-14 3:01 PM (EST)
be in gold or jewels --Just the unusual and joy in it's discovery.
In My Youth|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-03-14 3:04 PM (EST)
We used to go out on the railroad tracks and dig up bottles at some of the old stops. My best find was a bottle saying Bumstead's Worm Syrup. Guess folks back then would drink anything! ;-) Had that for years!
Utes up da railroad track???|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-03-14 4:42 PM (EST)
"If this guy, we look upon,
I love that stuff|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-03-14 6:01 PM (EST)
I sometimes run across buried bottles on job sites where someone is excavating in an older part of town, which in still-older days, had been the outskirts of town. Back then, the outskirts of town, at least in the low areas, served as garbage dumps, later to be built upon (look at how well the buildings are holding up and you can see how "good" the foundation soils are). How odd to find those old bottles and see that the glued-on paper labels and screw-top caps we know today (or even pry-top caps) are relatively new inventions.
Mine , so far, is the blade from a plow|
Posted by: string on Jan-04-14 11:18 AM (EST)
I found under water when Lake Keowee was way down.