0.7 min readBy Published On: July 25th, 2023Categories: Features0 Comments on 46 years ago, the Milk Bottle arrived in Fort Point

Now I want cookies…

46 years ago, the Hood Milk Bottle traveled through Boston Harbor to its new location at the Children’s Museum on Museum Wharf.  That voyage was referred to as “The Great Bottle Sail.”

The 40-foot, 15,000-pound “bottle” was created by Arthur Gagner in 1933 as a roadside ice cream stand in Taunton. In 1943, it became Sankey’s Ice Cream Stand before shutting down. The abandoned bottle was then purchased by Hood, who renovated it and donated it to the Boston Children’s Museum for its opening in 1977.

The Milk Bottle sells novelty ice cream, Richie’s Slush, smoothies, and hot dogs 11am-5:30pm each day via Glenn’s Kreme + Kone.  Cash only.

Milk Bottle Trivia: If it were a real milk bottle, it could hold 58,620 gallons of milk. Bring on the cookies!

Image via Boston Children’s Museum

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