Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Assabet Oldies



Paddled a stretch of the Assabet in Stow this afternoon launching from Magazu's Landing and heading upriver.  Water levels and current remain low.  Good water clarity combined with the shallow depth allowed several older objects to be seen on the bottom. 
The first was this stoneware jug bearing the name W.C. O'Malley of Clinton, MA...
Jug is still intact but the finger-loop is missing.

The second oldie was this Genuine Sanford's Ginger medicine bottle by Potter Drug and Chem. Corp. of Boston, MA...

...described as "A delicious combination of ginger, French brandy, and choice aromatics. Reg. 1876"

Some new flowers seen at water's edge were these blue star-shaped blossoms with yellow dots in the center...

In addition to today's mostly glass bottle haul were 4 more Scope bottles which are typical for this stretch of river....

3 comments:

PenobscotPaddles said...

Quite a summer for old bottles! The ginger remedy sounds the tastiest, so far...

Trashpaddler said...

Hello Penobscot Paddles, Yes the Ginger remedy does sound interesting and may have been an early version of today's "Dark and Stormy" (before they settled on rum instead of French brandy). Looks like another week without rain so rivers will be getting even lower.

Bernie Paquette said...

Please put me down for one bottle of Sanfords Ginger medicine. Then again, winter is coming, better make it two bottles.