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08-22-2019, 05:51 PM
I always take a compass bearing on the opposite shore, prior to submerging in a slow river, and I always surface up the riverbank to the shallows. In low / no vis., be very wary of fallen tress - a...
Not so much “backlit”, but “sidelit”
06-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Here's a Brown Gravitator, courtesy of "MuskokaJoe", who appears to have a complete ( and enviable! ), collection of Brown's legacy:
06-06-2019, 06:31 AM
Awesome finds, Oldsdigger!
06-05-2019, 08:56 PM
Yeah, I've been looking for Brown's bottles in earnest; hoping to find a Gravitator & a Split one day. Here's my other Brown's:
06-05-2019, 03:12 PM
Here's another one, a gravitator, found on a small patch of hard sand in 4' of water, adjacent to the ballast-rubble remains of a very old dock. Why it turned a bit cloudy over time is a mystery to...
06-05-2019, 03:05 PM
06-05-2019, 02:59 PM
I think the only reason some of my finds are so clean is that they got submerged in goo rather quickly, which acted to insulate the glass from a lot of wear n' tear, like you see in bottles that have...
05-31-2019, 08:04 AM
That's what keeps me going back RCO! There is such a variety of glass to be found!
05-31-2019, 08:03 AM
05-31-2019, 08:02 AM
Hah! I'd hate to calculate how many hours of searching in less-than-pleasant-waters is required before a good find is made. Then again, it makes a good discovery all that much sweeter, eh?
05-31-2019, 08:00 AM
Indeed, there is a wide variety of round-bottom bottles to be found. Most of the ones I have are unembossed, but I've seen many types of embossed r-b's over the years. A lot of them came...
05-30-2019, 09:12 AM
Hours of plowing through bottom strata, it being the consistency of a thick, brown milkshake, and BOOM! Came up with this sweetheart of a round-bottom - "Kenneth Campbell & Co Medical.Hall...
05-29-2019, 07:35 AM
Sorry for the massive delay in answering your question! I use a glass cutter I bought on Amazon - it scores the bottle, I then heat the score-line with a candle ( heating time is...
05-29-2019, 07:30 AM
Hey C-WD! How's this for a prompt reply to your inquiry! Sorry bout that. No, there's no embossing of "Carter" on the shoulder. A knowledgeable ink collector told me that the finished top of this...
Don't toss them away - make drinking glasses out of them!
I've been doing that for a while now, and always pick up sweet, but topless bottles and give them a new life.
02-07-2019, 07:19 AM
This winter, as in some recent winters, the dreaded "Polar Vortex" has pretty much frozen most of my go to areas. With this thaw we're experiencing right now, I hope to see my fave places become...
02-01-2019, 06:48 AM
So many guys I know are having hips, knees & other assorted parts worked over, replaced etc.; it is that time of life, I reckon!
Fascinating to see all of those very old shards! And...
12-09-2018, 03:11 PM
Yes, it's one of my favourites; we Canadians are big fans of the Beaver!
12-09-2018, 03:08 PM
Hey, dive in Bro! Other than propellers, crazed teenage wave-runner-riders, giant snapping turtles and overly-friendly carp, it's a walk in the park! :cool:
Seriously, there are a few hazards out...
12-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Yes indeed I was. I've explored a good portion of the lakes & rivers in the area, and there is much more territory to investigate. I found this blob-top in the area as well, showing that bottles...
12-09-2018, 12:41 PM
A pretty good dive season for this underwater glass hunter:
A nice Dalley's Ink with a rare finished top, a somewhat rare, mint condition b/t quart from J.D. Brown, and an equally mint but fairly...
B3, I would certainly agree that wet & winter are incompatible; I'm fortunate to have a bottle buddy that is just as keen as I am to keep-in-the-deeps as much as possible...
Modern equipment makes it pretty tolerable; the hard part is getting out and getting inside your vehicle before you turn into a divercicle!
Seasonal Greetings Hunters / Collectors!
Was out yesterday for a couple of polar plunges, without much to show for it, but a few weeks back I had a productive dive, with this very-mint beer being...