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SHIPS IN BOTTLES

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Bottled ships made by old seafarers have generated admiration from landlubbers, who inevitably asked: "...how did that ship get inside that bottle?" Old sailors were loath to give away their secrets, though. The method of making ships in bottles dates back to the 19th century when clear glass bottles were introduced. Sailors liked modeling, and making small models and ships in bottles did not take up space. Ship's space was at a premium and sailors stored their gear and clothing in a ship's chest, which did not hold much more than an average large suitcase.