antique bottles

A treasure trove under the sea

By Jessie Moniz

If there is one game you don't want to play with Steven R. McPhee it is counting the number of bottles of beer on the wall. 

Mr. McPhee has a collection of over 2,000 antique bottles, most of which he has found himself while diving. 

He has shared his passion by releasing a book 'A Guide to Collecting Old Bermuda Bottles'.

It is now available at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), Brown & Company and other bookstores around the island. 

"When I first started bottle diving I never knew how to date a bottle, or identify it," he said. "I never had a source to refer to.