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Message in a bottle

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Bottles and other items found in Kakaako’s “Block B” during archaeological surveys likely were used to fill in the low-lying area during the 19th century. “The goal is to look at it all,” said Hallett Hammatt of Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, which conducted the surveys.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A bottle from “Block B” contained “Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup,” which originated in the 1840s to soothe teething babies. The formula relied on 65 milligrams of morphine sulphate per fluid ounce and later was labeled a “baby killer” by the American Medical Association.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

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