To read about the history of Bottle Beach and Dead Horse Bay, please go to the New Yorker to read my comic about it! Then come back here to enjoy this gallery of photos.
These round bottom bottles were made in the mid 1800’s and up. It’s fairly rare to find something like this still intact at Bottle Beach.
Many bottles have been strung up on a downed tree at the shoreline over the years. Hurricane Sandy knocked a lot of them off, but a few remain.
Horse bones and an old metal circus toy.
Not sure what this bottle held, but a few online sources guess it was photo developing chemicals.
Where the beach meets the landfill that connects to Floyd Bennett Field.
Cleaner part of where the beach ends and the landfill begins. This is a separate landfill from the underwater one that produces all the bottles.
Some turn of the century shoes.
Urine specimen bottle amongst regular ol’ jam jars.
Various stages of barnacle growth.
I don’t really know what this is but I hate it!!
Freshly mowed path to Bottle Beach.
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