*1886 - You could only buy coca-cola at a soda fountain at a cost of 5 cents.
*1894 - The first smooth-shape bottle of coke bottled in Mississippi.
*1909 - 400 bottling plants in the USA
*1916 - The first contour bottle, made to stand apart from other bottle types.
*1940 - In the 1940's there were 64 bottling plants world wide. Many to service soldiers during WWII.
At webpage qdy.starchive.com I found an article dated October 27, 1978. The Quoddy Tides newspaper archive.
"Last Saturday, October 21, cranes and bulldozer and trucks from DeCenzo contractors rapidly demolished the former bottling plant on the Eastport waterfront, located on Sea St. & Bank Square. The white clapboard building was used for many years by Sam Collins (?) as a bottling plant and he had the franchise on the popular 'Orange Crush.' Later it was bottled by Del Britton who bottled Coca-Cola in the building and then sold it to the Coca-Cola Bottling in Presque Isle...." (This turn over seemed to take place by the 1950's according to the article)
Our bottle was found in a crevice that ran down to the seashore on Water Street. It was half-in, half-out of the muck and debris sliding down to the sea. I could easily imagine some adult casting it down the hill. I doubt a kid did so, because the deposit was worth 2 cents! Eastport, as were most islands through out the world, used the sea as a place to deposit refuge of all sorts.