Purple sea glass in cubes
Purple sea glass in cubes?
~ sea glass ID question submitted by Chuck in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA
We found these light purple almost perfect sea glass cubes in the Caribbean.
We were wondering if anyone knew what they were?
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The Caribbean is one of the most popular vacation areas for folks from the USA looking for the perfect beach, tropical breezes, and a nice tan.
Located below the Gulf of Mexico with Florida to the north, Central America to the west, and the north coast of South America to the south, the Caribbean has played a crucial role in the history of the Americas.
Consisting of over 7,000 islands, the Caribbean was named after an indigenous group that populated some of the islands originally, the Caribs.
Columbus "discovered" America by landing on one of the Caribbean islands. Later, the Spanish crossed this huge area with their gold shipments coming from Peru. Merchants traded for the large sugar industry, supplying British and European markets.
The Caribbean was a great place for pirates. With so many islands covering an area almost impossible to control, the pirate ships could pillage towns and ships and hide in one of many hidden coves and inlets.
Ships carrying wine and other bottled products from France and Europe were wrecked in the fierce hurricanes that sweep the Caribbean. Rum produced in quantity was also shipped in bottles.
With such a rich history of marauding and ship traffic, it is not surprising that even on isolated spots in remote islands it is possible to find glass...sea glass...richly tumbled and colored.Added by David Schneider (chief assistant kitchen helper), OdysseySeaGlass.com