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Bottle 444 - 4 Mast Bark
Date Added: 16 September 2006

This is a scene of a 4 masted Bark anchored outside a town. The Bark rests is a bed of light green sea and the bottom of its hull is painted red and the rest is black except for white on the raised bow and stern decks. The ship is displayed without sails and the masts and yards are well done and in good proportions. The rigging is very detailed and well done. The deck shows the deck planking and there are several hatches and other deck features portrayed. There is a faded flag flying from the stern rigging. It is unidentifiable but looks like could have strips and stars, possibly American. The town has 4 large white structures, two with black roofs and two with red roofs. One of the buildings is a church with a tall steeple on the right side. Each structure has detailed windows and doors drawn on in black. Three of the building have two chimneys with white cotton smoke coming out. The church has a single chimney with smoke. There is also a white lighthouse with a stone house at the bottom and a black ring around the top. The very top is painted yellow to look like the light is shining. Beside the lighthouse is a tall flag pole with rigging holding it upright. A flag flies from the top but is too faded to be identified. The bottle is a Gordon's Dry Gin bottle with "RECp 610617" embossed on the glass. There is also what looks to be an eagle head on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is sealed with a cork. This bottle came from the collection of an man who was a ham radio operator for the Navy in the 40s & 50's & was stationed in Alaska for most of his tour. This maker of this bottle is unidentified but is the same person who made Bottle ID 445.
Type: 4 Mast Bark   Maker's Name:
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 9 1/4" x 3 3/4"   Year Made: 1940's - 1950's
Bottle Type: London's Dry Gin