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some swimming bottle finds from summer 2020

RCO

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been a lot slower and tougher to find bottles so far this summer with most yard sales cancelled and no flea markets , few antique stores seem to be open either .

although I have started to do some swimming as I did in past years , finds haven't been great so far , been finding stuff but not a lot of good items or anything to get excited about , here is what I've found so far .


- juice bottle , Browns Beverages - gravenhurst 10 oz bottle , Canada dry broken green bottle , broken liquor bottle , beer bottle

- some various beer bottles , broken or not broken , coca cola , bottom of an old light green liquor bottle

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RCO

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more stuff at this location - which is a large dock on a large river but didn't really find anything stunning , was 1 local bottle for muskoka dry

- A&P orange juice tin , dr pepper can , green and amber beer bottles , glass jar , 3 large coca cola bottles , everfresh juice bottle , green 6 1/2 oz - Muskoka Dry bottle , Canada dry clear bottle

- some fishing lures and a ladies golf ball

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RCO

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at another location also found 3 bottles - coca cola from 50's , pepsi swirl bottle , Browns Beverages 6 1/2 oz bottle

also found some Canadian and US coins here , couple nickels from the 60's and 70's , Canada quarter from 80's and a US quarter from 1982 which looked very odd colour , actually though it was an old penny it looked like copper

also found a couple bottles at another lake , large 30 clear Canada dry bottle , some green/amber beer bottles , part of a broken glass jar which may or may not be old

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embe

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Thrill of the chase, good to get them out of the water and save a couple toes. Do you snorkel for them?
 

RCO

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Thrill of the chase, good to get them out of the water and save a couple toes. Do you snorkel for them?
just sort of swim around docks or shallow areas near them , along the shore .

some of the spots I've cleaned out over the years so not as much to find and a lot safer as less glass around
 

RCO

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few more recent finds from a regular location I check each year

- some aluminum cans , pepsi , coca cola and a minute maid fruit punch 270 ml can , sort of an odd size and flavour as it was known for orange juice

2 coca cola bottles from 50's , Brown's Beverages some broken , 2 kist with no acl , 2 NDNR bottles , and a red maple leaf thing ,


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RCO

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poked around a dock at an old hotel which isn't open this summer and normally very busy , ideal conditions and visibility but didn't find much good , checked it before and usually find similar stuff , only soda bottles I find seem to be for coca cola

- a lot of modern beer bottles , 4 stubby beer bottles , a metal sprite can damaged , green glass from a liquor bottle ,

- 3 coca cola bottles , 1 no deposit , oldest 1947 and other 1960

- some glasses , guinness beer glass and 3 sunglasses



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RCO

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finding things but haven't found that 1 bottle or item that really gets me excited , by now pretty much seen all the common local stuff and such , so looking for something unusual or different . most of the bottles easily visible in the lakes here seem to be modern , old stuff really hard to find , seems like it was either found years ago already or buried way too deep in the sand for me to see it

but weather nice for swimming so i'll keep looking , is one location that might have stuff but I don't really like swimming there
 

RCO

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more stuff from the river dock location , more modern beer bottles , liquor bottle , sunglasses , modern pop bottle , broken pepsi no deposit ,

2 older bottles - Browns Beverages 7 1/4 oz bottle from 30's or 40's era and an older Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce bottle , not sure of the year it was used but an older one but a common one I believe

wish I had an underwater camera , it was crazy down there , saw a huge Bass , hard to describe but is parts of old pine trees down there which are akward to swim around but always seem to find something there .


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RCO

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some bottles from a town dock location I've never bottled dived at before but always wondered what was there .

lots of modern beer bottles , a coca cola from 60's , 3 pepsi - acl from 50's , swirl from 60's and no deposit from 60's

an everfresh juice bottle and a larger sized Teem bottle , small broken bottle at end is a Kist ginger ale

also found a broken cell phone and bag of modern pennies , mostly Canadian but a couple US too

1 can , saw others but left them down there , its an older Nestea iced tea can , 280 ml so assuming late 80's early 90's.


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