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Bottle 118 - O28
Date Added: 13 December 2008

Wonderful diorama of a Ostend fishing trawler leaving the port of Ostend to go to the fishing grounds. There are 2 small sailboats following nearby. The trawler has the letters/numbers O.28 on front of the freighter. The number on the ship is O.28 meaning O from Ostend and the number of the fleet. It is a steam trawler dating from the early 20th century but these bottles were made in the 1940 - 1950's. The hull is green and the deck is full of items including a multi layered cabin/captains deck, lifeboat, railing, 2 masts with one sail and rigging, smokestack, and several deck items. The deck also shows planking. The city of Ostend is to the right with 12 large townhouse style buildings. When you look closely you can see the two black towers of the Ostend cathedral on the back of the bottle. To the back is an island with a tall lighthouse and house. Separating the two land masses are long channel docks with lights on the end. The background is light colored sky with clouds. The bottle is sealed with a cork.
Type: Ostend fishing trawler   Maker's Name:
Category: Watercraft   Made Where: Ostend, Belgium
Bottle Size: 10 1/4" x 3 1/4"   Year Made: 1940 - 1950
Bottle Type: Johnny Walker