Our Biggest Pieces of Sea Glass

Cobalt Blue San Francisco Sodawater Bottle Bottom

Clear Frosted Palo Alto Creamery Milk Bottle Shard

Saratoga Springs Mineral Water Bottle Bottom

Our biggest pieces of sea glass were collected on the beaches south of San Francisco.  The cobalt blue round bottom probably came from a bottle made by the Bay City Sodawater Company in the late 1800’s in San Francisco.  The bottle would have contained mineral water, and would have had a cork stopper held in place with wire (called a blob top closure).  The clear frosted glass probably came from a pre-1930 milk bottle from a Palo Alto Creamery (back when cows grazed on the fields surrounding Stanford University).  The green sea glass probably came from a Saratoga Springs mineral water bottle from the early 1900s.  An excellent web site about bottles by the Society for Historical Archaeology is at:  http://www.sha.org/bottle/

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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