So now you’re asking ‘what does a soda bottle have to do with locating lost warbirds?’
This particular bottle was found near the wreckage of Harvard 2963. It was recovered by one of our divers during his exploration of the site.
The Queen-O Beverage company was owned by Sol Lenzner and was operated in Buffalo, NY from 1922 until 1969. Since the Canadiana operated from Buffalo to Crystal Beach it is likely that this bottle could have been tossed from the ferry on one of its passages. A little research has indicated that this is a 1930 to 1940 era bottle.
Just a small bit of trivia and intrigue to add to the story of Harvard 2963.