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beer bottles or what ?

seniorscuba1

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Feb 24, 2020
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Hello , I found these two bottles on the Shipwreck called The S>S Salerno. A cargo ship built in built in Britain 1884 and launched as the Lincoln City, it went through a few names until finally ending up with Salerno is it was known when she struck a reef while leaving Halifax Harbour in July 1905. The two bottles are light green i believe they are beer bottles but 'm no entirely sure I have wine bottles from this time. That I found on another wreck they ,look somewhat the same and they are wine bottles. In that case they were part of the cargo
 

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hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
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never seen those before with the #'s on neck. do the bottoms have a kick up as some people call them, just a heavily curved pushed in bottom usually seen on Wine or Champagne bottles? LEON.
 

seniorscuba1

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Feb 24, 2020
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Hi no kick up but one of the bottles have a shield with the letters KG embossed on the bottom . The bottles are dated 1905 or possibly older that's the year the ship sunk . and what's with the 3/8 fraction on it? the rust marks on the bottles are rust from the iron hull of the Salerno.This is the Salerno a couple of days after she struck Leithfield shoal in Halifax Harbor July 1905, not long after this photo was taken when a storm blew up the ship slipped off the reef and sank . She now lies at the base of the shoal in 60 to 90 feet of water . it is a beautiful dive
 

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hemihampton

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Interesting story, I'd guess Beer but unless you can find a original with label attached who knows? LEON.
 

seniorscuba1

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I believe you are right, I just remembered a dive buddy of mine telling me he found a bottle on the same wreck alot like these ones with STARK BEER embossed on it .
 

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