Latrine Excavation Yields Curious Artifacts

I have to smile whenever I see the “latrine exhibit” at the Albert Lowe Museum.

Liquor Bottles from Museum Latrine

Retired museum manager, Mrs. Ivy Roberts, says that while excavating the property’s latrine area, workers uncovered a number of intriguing artifacts. Their discoveries included several tobacco pipes, broken glassware and pottery, children’s toys, an inkwell, a pocket watch – and dozens of liquor bottles.

Turns out that during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the men of Green Turtle Cay, afraid their wives would discover their illicit imbibing, hid the evidence in the one place nobody was likely to look.

These interesting finds were almost enough to inspire us to excavate the site where Fish Hooks’ outhouse once stood. Almost.

Latrine Bottles

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  4 comments for “Latrine Excavation Yields Curious Artifacts

  1. Kim Scott
    August 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    You MUST do it !! Such treasure can’t be left unexplored 🙂

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    • August 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Believe me, I was tempted, but we’ve figured out that the current septic tank is exactly where the old outhouse used to be. Such a shame. 😉

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