Thursday, February 2, 2017

2/2/17 Report - Search For Missing Diver. Excellent Bottle Web Site. Ancient Swedish Shipwreck. Hurricane Matthew Exposes Artifacts.

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Found Mexican Mustang Liniment Bottles
I used to frequently say there is always some place to hunt and something to find.  When one type of treasure is not being found, you can look for other types of treasures in other places.  I won't elaborate on that again now, but this is one example.  When beach conditions aren't good for finding old coins, you can find other things if you look in other locations.

I personally like finding old bottles and I also like to do some eye-balling.  Eye-balling can tell you a lot if you look for the clues.  You can see a lot more area than you can detect too.  

Yesterday I told you that I found a Mexican Mustang Liniment bottle and that the Odyssey web site said that many of them were found on the S. S. Republic wreck site.  I did a little more research and in the process discovered a good web site for bottle collectors.  It is excellent.

Here is just a little of what the web site says about Mexican Mustang Liniment.

Here’s another all-healing Victorian wonder medicine, this time from the early 1850s, called Mexican Mustang Liniment. The main ingredient was rather startling: the Liniment appears to have been mostly crude petroleum oil. For Man & Beast. There is even a Trade Card (pictured below) showing a fallen lass and a horse with Mexican Mustang Liniment on its way!

And here is just one of the nice ads you will find at the same web site.

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And here is the link.

By the way, the one of the left is the one I found yesterday.  The other was found a few years ago.


Marine archaeologists believe they have identified a shipwreck in the south of Sweden as an historic warship the same size as the one displayed in Stockholm's world famous Vasa musem...

Here is the link for the rest of the story.


...Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, was reported missing at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Stewart had been diving near Alligator Reef, known for the Alligator Reef Lighthouse, which rises out of the water about five miles off Islamorada...

Thanks to Harry D. who alerted me to this story.

18th century artifacts are being discovered as trees damaged by Hurricane Matthew are being removed in Savannah Georgia.


Happy hunting,