Tuesday, October 16, 2018


We took a fun outing nearby to Seaham, where we had fun looking for seaglass.  The entire beach was rocky and filled with lots of little pieces of sea glass.  The goal was to find large pieces, but most of them were really small.  This is what I found about the history of the sea glass:  
"The Seaham Chemical Works operated from the 1860s until it closed in 1885 and much waste and glass was dumped into the sea. A “better” method of waste disposal was created, dumping the glass further out to sea, north of the harbor. This meant that over time, the tidal drift brought pieces, smoothed by a century of sea tumbling, onto the beach with every tide." (www.glassingmagazine.com/)

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