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Accession number: CMA 98-18
Category: Drinking vessel
Object type: Beverage
Date: 1903 – 1908
Materials: Glass
Marks/Label: Raised lettering on the bottle: Port Hood Bottling Co. Port Hood, C.B.
Narrative: This bottle is from the Port Hood Bottling Company that operated in Port Hood from roughly 1903 until 1908 when the company moved to Glace Bay. This bottle was found in Mabou Mines in 1994. During the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century Mabou's primary economic activity was in the form of underground coal mining with several collieries located in the surrounding area. A railway was constructed from the Strait of Canso to haul coal and transport ships would dock in Mabou Harbour to be loaded. Mining activity ceased following World War II and the railway was abandoned during the late 1980s.
Description: Transparent green bottle, with a lip indicating where the cap used to be. Raised text on the side reads ‘Port Hood Bottling Co.’