Antique bottles, marbles, clay pipes, creepy dolls, bowling balls… a leg? What will they find next? Fourteen years of kayaking, mudlarking and river cleanup have produced a fascinating collection of items that tell tales of older times in New England. This 8.5” x 11” book contains more than 350 color photos of hundreds of interesting objects they’ve found, and stories of their many adventures alon...
Paperback: 181 pages
Publisher: Independently published (June 3, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 2180790
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Great book, fun read. If you have ever "dug" for old bottles you will totally relate to this book. Even though I dig for bottles on the West Coast as opposed to the East Coast I still connect to the thrill of finding bottles & artifacts that have bee...
So, come along with Drew and Cathy, on a site-by-site journey down the Assabet River, through the towns of Hudson, Stow, Maynard, and Concord, Massachusetts.A great book for antique bottle collectors, treasure hunters, kayakers, history buffs, and anyone who loves old stuff!About the Authors:Drew and Cathy met at an antique bottle show in Chelmsford Massachusetts in 2003. Cathy had been collecting antique bottles since she was 15, and Drew since the age of 10. When Drew and Cathy married, they started bottle hunting together. Drew, being an avid kayaker, introduced Cathy to something new: searching for old bottles in the river! They set out to find bottles but found so many other amazing things in the process! They consider themselves to be temporary caretakers of these items and enjoy doing research and sharing information. They care about the river and its inhabitants, appreciating wildlife from a distance (especially the snapping turtles). They don’t use shovels or dig into the river banks. They are members of OARS (Organization for the Assabet Rivers), and lead volunteer cleanup teams in the Assabet every September. These teams have removed truck-loads of modern trash from the river! Drew and Cathy are also members of the Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club and the Assabet Valley Camera Club. “Not everyone understands the bliss to be found in mucking around, so I feel really fortunate to have met Cathy and Drew. I don't have to explain the appeal of finding new-old things to them. In this book you'll find their joy in the unlikely discoveries, and the unexpected insights they've gained from time spent in places where nature quietly wends its way through the middle of civilization. You don't need to be an avid bottle-hunter to appreciate their expeditions and finds described in this book.”-Mary Stevens, Editor of this book and writer/publisher of Whittle Mark East: The Official Newsletter of the Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club.