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  • Vince
    First, welcome two (2) new members to the Ancient Waterways Society. This is to share an historic waterways connection that may be of interest. Around 1840,
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      First, welcome two (2) new members to the Ancient Waterways Society.

      This is to share an historic waterways connection that may be of interest. Around 1840, people around the world began using blue-green glass floats as buoyancy for their fishing nets.

      Many of these glass floats were inadvertently lost by the fishermen. The objects began to float around the world in ocean currents.

      A large number of the glass floats were created in Japan and signed by their makers. The glass floats range in size from a few inches in diameter up to the size of a beach ball.

      Beachcombers occasionally find these objects on beaches around the world. Occasionally they are used as decorations in seafood restaurants and serious collectors search for them. Several authors have published books identifying the makers marks.

      One wonders if ancient people would occasionally find the fishing floats/ cultural debris from other foreign societies washing up on their shores.

      Once again, new members are welcome to introduce themselves and communicate about their interests.

      Vince
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