Apr 292015
 

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

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.

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Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

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.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

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.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

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Horse bones and an old metal circus toy.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Not sure what this bottle held, but a few online sources guess it was photo developing chemicals.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Where the beach meets the landfill that connects to Floyd Bennett Field.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

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.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Some turn of the century shoes.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Urine specimen bottle amongst regular ol’ jam jars.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Various stages of barnacle growth.

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

I don’t really know what this is but I hate it!!

Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay

Freshly mowed path to Bottle Beach.

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You can see more photos on my Bottle Beach at Dead Horse Bay Flickr set. Read all of my NYC history comics at the New Yorker.

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