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Old 08-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Broken Glass in the Lake

I am constantly finding old, broken glass in the lake where I am. Sometimes the glass is very sharp which tells me its either new or has been underground for a while and other times its more tumbled, like ocean see glass. Most often the glass appears to be older. The strange part is I find it in places where I've been walking for days. Its as if it lies under the sand until it is time to rise to the surface and be "discovered". Fortunately no one has been hurt and I've developed a 6th sense to locate it.

Is this common or did I just locate the broken glass capital of the Lakes Region?
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Same here.. we have had our place since 1958 built in 1928 and it was a cow pasture in the 1800's. Seems people dumped trash everywhere back then.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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We had the same problem next to a brook that runs into the lake next to us. We think it came from smelt fishermen, years ago, that used to bring a little liquid libation for the overnight fishing.
Anyway, we rake all around that area every year and still unearth a little glass now and then. We just make sure we wear something on our feet if we go over that way.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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We've rarely found "broken" glass near our beach but too many bottles and cans. Speaking of "sea glass" and forums, did you know that there is a forum for sea glass? Amazing, a forum for everything.
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Never or don't recall any broken glass in lake.

As a child on a real clear day we used to swim out to view the old washing machine. Dumped in the late 40's or early 50's way out in lake.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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I had never noticed broken glass until the grandchildren discovered some well rounded pieces. Now they make a game of searching along the shore and also a little further out with dive masks on. Each visit they find some more and add it to their "collections". Bragging rights to the the best assortment of colors.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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Default Broken Glasses and other Junk

I've seen all kind of junk underwater through the years in the lake. Old cars, small appliances silverware, dishes etc. Back in the days before EPA the lake was like a dumping ground. Many shorefront owners have taken it upon themselves to clean debris they find in front of the property. My grandfather filled an old refrigerator with cement and use that as a mooring anchor back in the 30's. We tried to remove it but it was too heavy and we left it and use it for mooring.

Once we had someone cut his feet from glass in the lake, and that was at the sandbar in Paugus Bay in front of Union Ave. cemetery. We wear water shoes since. Many folks did pick up a fish hook or two when we walk in the water. Because of rust we have a doctor look at the cut.

When diving, I always bring a knife. I occasionally get tangled in fishing lines.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
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Had a girl friend years back that stepped on a piece a glass over on Lake Wentworth. Cut the bottom of her foot so bad that the Plantar tendon was severed. Had to have her foot in traction for a month. It was not pretty. Made the lake turn red like Jaws had just been there. I'll never forget it.Makes me paranoid even when just walking barefoot....
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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A small portion of our lakefront is full of glass. It was the old dump for the farm that used to own all this property around us. You can not walk there.
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a couple of years ago I also cut my foot at the sandbar near the cemetery...now when I am there I kind of tread lightly when I walk..just this weekend I found an old pull tab ginger ale can in the shallow water..I think it said Schweppes supreme orange ginger ale..
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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Like every where you never know what you going to find.

My neighbors found a bunch of broken glass when digging for some new drainage runs, in a place where there never should have been any broken glass... my guess is that at one time there was a trash pit that was covered up.... and they just finally dug into it....
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Like every where you never know what you going to find.

My neighbors found a bunch of broken glass when digging for some new drainage runs, in a place where there never should have been any broken glass... my guess is that at one time there was a trash pit that was covered up.... and they just finally dug into it....
Everywhere I have snorkled, I see trash, cans, bottles (alot broken). More and more every year. Just go under the Long Island bridge...really....leaving your empty bottles/cans on the underneath of the bridge is what..."a right of passage" grow up. I went snorkling over in Paugus at the barge. Bottles and cans all over the bottom. What a shame that people can't just use their trash cans on their boats
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I was told after the Memorial, Independence and Labor Day crowd from Lowell, Lawrence at Weirs Beach, the maintenance crew will find dirty diapers buried in the sand. Disgusting!
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #14
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You must know where they are from because their addresses are on those diapers. Right? Can not imagine anyone from Laconia doing that!
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It's hard to believe someone would do that. I remember years ago, we had company and my mother was horrified that they did that with their baby diaper on our private beach!!! Of course she told them we didn't do that. I think in those days people used to do it at the beach (the ocean beach). I can't believe anybody would do it today!
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Believe it.I find diapers in my parking lot a couple times a year.
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Believe it.I find diapers in my parking lot a couple times a year.
Buried????
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Unfortunately I find glass pieces every day on our beach. One very long time neighbor told us our bungalow used to be rented to Plymouth State students and there were lots of wild parties there. I suspect lots of bottles were thrown into the lake in front of our house.
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I wish.Just laying on the pavement right next to where they were parked.
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I have been over to "LITTLE RIO" aka weirs beach many times this year on some pretty busy days and have seen some of the aforementioned acts with the diapers...also just leaving big garbage bags full of trash for someone else to pick up or throw away...do my tax dollars pay for this or is the upkeep of the beach paid for via the 10 dollar parking fee?
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I wish.Just laying on the pavement right next to where they were parked.
Well, look at the bright side, at least you didn't have to dig them up!!
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I have been over to "LITTLE RIO" aka weirs beach many times this year on some pretty busy days and have seen some of the aforementioned acts with the diapers...also just leaving big garbage bags full of trash for someone else to pick up or throw away...do my tax dollars pay for this or is the upkeep of the beach paid for via the 10 dollar parking fee?
There was an article in LADASUN on this. Kevin Dunleavy, head of Laconia Parks says they lose a lot of money in the clean up. Because federal money is involved, the beach is free. Parking is the only income. Most of them comes in buses and the buses park elsewhere.

Love the aka 'LITTLE RIO', fits to a T!
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I have had the pleasure of spending a lot of time in Rio, I don't recall ever seeing diapers on the beaches there.
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I have had the pleasure of spending a lot of time in Rio, I don't recall ever seeing diapers on the beaches there.
it's because they are all buried!!
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I had never noticed broken glass until the grandchildren discovered some well rounded pieces. Now they make a game of searching along the shore and also a little further out with dive masks on. Each visit they find some more and add it to their "collections". Bragging rights to the the best assortment of colors.
When we first bought our lakefront property, we had a couple of years of discovering old bottles and broken glass in the lake. We believe there was some kind of dump near the shore. We also have a collection of the bottles that were whole, or mostly whole that we found- they're obviously antique bottles. It was a little hazardous for a while, but we haven't found any new glass in recent years. Interesting that it's so common.
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On the subject of ignorant trashing of the lake, yesterday I was disgusted to find a double bagged plastic shopping bag filled with human waste including a rock to weigh it down, washed up on our shoreline.
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That is disgusting!
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