St Joseph River Dive – Thirsty Thursday

We had 3 drivers and one shore support (Barb) off the park boardwalk in Niles and three launched from Marmont street. We were spread out all along the shore line and collected the following. Fast current, many, many trees and snag points with 4-5 foot visibility, water temperature ~65 F surface. Saw some HUGE catfish among the sunken trees and a couple of large bass. Sorry, but no pictures of Karen’s or Steve finds. Adam joined us at Marmont and we then went to Good Anuff Pub in Niles for wings and things.

(Big John N) Saw several Light packs like this and many pieces of metal . The purse did not have any money in it, honest!

(Big John N) Saw several Light packs like this and many pieces of metal. The purse did not have any money in it, honest!

(Rob N) Very nice keeps all

(Rob N) Very nice keeps all

(Mack) Cache of older small coke bottles. No Christmas cokes and only 3 were local- one was from Texas. The large milk was a nice embosed "Twin Pine Dairy, Guernsy Milk, T.W. Keirnan".

(Mack) Cache of older small coke bottles. No Christmas Cokes and only 3 were local – one was from Texas. The large milk was a nice embossed “Twin Pine Dairy, Guernsy Milk, T.W. Keirnan”.

(Jim S) All are keepers: Off set neck on the square bottle, wide mouth bell opening on one, several nice ones embossed. Two nice Christmas cokes. "PAT'D DEC. 25 1923" (called the "Christmas Cokes") were produced from 1928 to 1938. BG Info: The December 25, 1923 is the patent date. a bottle with the Dec. 25 1923 patent date is not a rare find in most cases, especially if it is the 1989 reproduction or the 1990 bottle. Most Nov. 16 1915 bottles are worth more than double, usually more, than most Christmas bottles (with a few exceptions). BUT how many of either date have you every seen !

(Jim S) All are keepers: Off-set neck on the square bottle, wide mouth bell opening on one, several nice ones embossed. Two nice Christmas Cokes.

“PAT’D DEC. 25 1923” (called the “Christmas Cokes”) were produced from 1928 to 1938. BG Info: The December 25, 1923 is the patent date. A bottle with the Dec. 25 1923 patent date is not a rare find in most cases, especially if it is the 1989 reproduction, or the 1990 bottle. Most Nov. 16 1915 bottles are worth more than double, usually more, than most Christmas bottles (with a few exceptions). BUT how many of either date have you ever seen?

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