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Glass Castle memories

I too remember driving by the Glass Castle as a child in the '80s. I seem to recall that it was widely advertised on the Island as some kind of awesome and magical entertainment destination. My heart always sank whenever we drove past it.

In 1991 or 1992 I asked a teacher if we could go on a field trip there and she said we couldn't because it was "unsafe" at that time, presumably from broken bottles everywhere.

The last I ever heard of it was sometime in the mid '90s when Gordie Tupper and Michaela Pereira interviewed Mrs. Plumb who spoke about the site's history. Apparently it attracted some notable visitors including Pierre Trudeau!

I am sad to hear that it's gone but am delighted to find this lovely write up. Thank you!

Nathaniel Christopher more than 1 year ago

bottle house

i remember as a child driving with my parents up island on Sunday 's and seeing these bottles stacked on top of each other
glistening in the sun. Then it was gone!!!! Driving back down i would be in passenger seat closest to highway boulevard and would get a glinpse of it. As my father explained to me people actually lived there

anne jarvis more than 2 years ago

Glass castle

Hi, I have the most wounderful memeory of my Grandfarther George Plumb. When I was very little at the Castle we were walking on the grass it was a very hot summer day, and he had a candy cane in his pocket, he gave it to me. I thought he was magic to have that in the summer and not a christmas. Also he would put messages in a the bottles and we would have to find them and the cules to the next bottle. Our winnings, a piece of candy from the gift shop.

Angelina more than 2 years ago

Castle Memories

Hi Angelina, I and my siblings also have memories associated with George's Glass Castle. My Grandfather, E.E. (Max) Maxwell was a good friend of George's, and did his best to contribute many bottles, mostly whiskey, to the project. We are only now finding out about one of their possible escapades involving the possible liberation of some sheep. I remember my Grandfather bringing me with him when he was dropping off cardboard boxes full of bottles. It was a magic place for a child to visit, and it is good to remember the friendship that my Grandfather had with George. I would appreciate hearing from you.

Ted Maxwell more than 1 year ago

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