River Finds

Fenndango

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I dove for bottles once upon a time. Here's some of them. All taken on snorkel in MA/NH rivers/creeks:
 

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DeepSeaDan

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I dove for bottles once upon a time. Here's some of them. All taken on snorkel in MA/NH rivers/creeks:

Ah, a "SnorkelMan", eh? Were your finds mostly in the shallows, or did you go deeper? As much as I enjoy snorkelling in the tropical seas, I use scuba only up here in the great white north. Most of our rivers were used a logging routes back in the day, and a portion of it sank and gathered in huge, jumbled messes; couple that with darker waters, currents and the detritus accumulated by those liking to toss anything they want to into the drink and you have a lot of potential entrapments.

I find a lot of good stuff in the shallows, so a mask & snorkel can lead you to some great finds, such as yours. Thanks for sharing...
 

hemihampton

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Nice Finds. Congrats. can you post a better pic of that bottle on far right, Empire something? THANKS, LEON.
 

Fenndango

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Nice Finds. Congrats. can you post a better pic of that bottle on far right, Empire something? THANKS, LEON.
Empire Mineral Water. Ill post a pic when I get a chance.

The thought was that they were gravitating stoppers for awhile but then documentation showed them to be Hutch bottles.
 
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Fenndango

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Ah, a "SnorkelMan", eh? Were your finds mostly in the shallows, or did you go deeper? As much as I enjoy snorkelling in the tropical seas, I use scuba only up here in the great white north. Most of our rivers were used a logging routes back in the day, and a portion of it sank and gathered in huge, jumbled messes; couple that with darker waters, currents and the detritus accumulated by those liking to toss anything they want to into the drink and you have a lot of potential entrapments.

I find a lot of good stuff in the shallows, so a mask & snorkel can lead you to some great finds, such as yours. Thanks for sharing...

I have SCUBA gear but getting air around here is another story. So I've always free dove usually with a 5mm suit, belt and fins. I've pulled bottles upwards of 15 feet but I'm at the point where doing that all day, I'm nervous about shallow water blackout. Also I cant stay down long enough to pick through the bottles carefully and I'm sure I miss a lot especially small inks and such. So I'm getting a Grumman Sport boat and using tanks when I start back up again.
 

DeepSeaDan

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I have SCUBA gear but getting air around here is another story. So I've always free dove usually with a 5mm suit, belt and fins. I've pulled bottles upwards of 15 feet but I'm at the point where doing that all day, I'm nervous about shallow water blackout. Also I cant stay down long enough to pick through the bottles carefully and I'm sure I miss a lot especially small inks and such. So I'm getting a Grumman Sport boat and using tanks when I start back up again.

Time to buy a compressor...;)
 

Fenndango

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Time to buy a compressor...;)

Where I am now... I guess the fire dept. will fill tanks for divers. And I'm going to be stationed here for a few years anyway. How about rebreather or hookah. Hookah wouldn't be good too many snags like you said. Think I would need to be certified to buy and use a compressor. Rebreather would be nice if I hit the lotto.
 

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