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#6852350 - 08/10/17 08:16 PM Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel
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I pulled out an old bottle today that I had found 38 years ago. I was scuba diving with my Dad at Port Aransas. We had carried our gear far out on the east Jetty that runs out from the end of the beach. We put in the pass at slack tide. Original plan was to just dive off the rocks, but we had timed the tide change wrong. When the tide shifted we dropped deeper and went with it. Each of us flying across the bottom like superman we covered a great distance of the pass going inshore I know past were the A&M pier is today. We held ends of a short rope to stay with each other. We were flying across the bottom with the current at 60 ft depth when I spotted this bottle. Unable to stop, I snatched it and stuffed it in my BC pocket. With my Dad now gone it has great sentimental meaning to me. The glass is full of waves and air bubbles. Not pictured on the other side it has NEW YORK embossed on it. Anyone with knowledge of these old Bottles or anyone who can date the possible age, do please let me know.



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#6852475 - 08/10/17 09:55 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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Wonder if it was Vanilla that was in the bottle?? It was very expensive back in the day. Very cool find anyway!!! up

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#6852510 - 08/10/17 10:19 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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That is a neat find. Austin, Nichols and Co had a wholesale food business in NY more than a hundred years ago. After the repeal of the Volstead Act, they went into the whiskey business and currently make Wild Turkey as well as several other brands.

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#6852528 - 08/10/17 10:47 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Great story... flag
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#6852537 - 08/10/17 11:03 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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We have some old bottles, but none have the story you have. Nice find.
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#6852541 - 08/10/17 11:10 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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That is about as good a find, as it gets. Great story too. Always enjoy your stories and hunts, John. up
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#6852559 - 08/10/17 11:58 PM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Cool find and story! up
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#6852589 - 08/11/17 05:51 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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#6852621 - 08/11/17 06:51 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Very cool find and story.

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#6852625 - 08/11/17 06:54 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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probably off one of the sunken ships way back
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#6852663 - 08/11/17 07:57 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: NDN98]
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Originally Posted By: NDN98
Very cool find and story.
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#6852667 - 08/11/17 08:01 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Dang, that's cool! I didn't even know you could dive there? I'd like to learn how and metal detect while diving. And there's a ton of stuff about bottles on the web. Lots of people collect them. I've got quite a few I've dug up over the years, running a backhoe. I started researching them a long time ago, but lost interest....or actually, time to do it.
I checked ebay. There's some from the early 1900's and going anywhere from 8-20 dollars. But the ones bringing money are spotless, too. That's one thing I haven't figured out how to do. They say sand works good, inside them


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#6852735 - 08/11/17 08:57 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Registered: 11/10/10
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Neat find and even neater story

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#6852776 - 08/11/17 09:26 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: Sniper John]
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Registered: 02/14/09
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Loc: Little Elm TX
Great story, thanks for sharing!

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#6852800 - 08/11/17 09:47 AM Re: Old Bottle from Aransas Ship Channel [Re: waterslinger69]
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Originally Posted By: waterslinger69
Great story, thanks for sharing!
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