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Old Mar 7, 2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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This woman is one of those who are making some money on the side by collecting bottles.

About sixty years ago, (back when it "didn't matter") a ship dumped tuns of bottles right off the shore. Many of these bottles are quite exotic, and there are people who go over the beach collecting these valuble collectors items. Of course, most of the bottles visible in these images are rather recent. Bud Light bottles as of now, are Not collectors items.

So, while the map tells me that this is "Dead Horse Bay," its local name is "Bottle Beach."

And to the pros this is actually pretty lucrative. The ocean buries and uncovers new bottles every single day - So you never know...







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Old Mar 7, 2010, 5:52 PM   #2
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So how did it come to be called Bottle beach where did all the bottles come from?
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So how did it come to be called Bottle beach where did all the bottles come from?
A ship, that was barred from delivering a load of 40 tons (100 tuns, 40,000 tuns?) of bottles dumped them in Dead Horse Bay. Local legend is full of differing numbers - However, I did confirm that such a dumping took place.

Now the locals call it "Bottle Beach," as opposed to the more romantic sounding, "Dead Horse Bay," which is what the maps show it to be.

It's actually a pretty wild and remote place. Very few people go there even in the Summer.

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