Please help me identify this item!!! Answered
A few of these items were found by 3 different volunteers during a beach cleanup in New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy rolled through, destroying huge sand dunes and leaving debris everywhere. They are clear yellowish glass tubes or ampules (ampoules) filled with a white powder. I searched all over the internet for a match to these with no luck, but I did find an article on a large storm that hit NJ in 1962, in which a woman reported, “We had sea grass everywhere, and there were glass ampules everywhere that contained a white powder. Our father told my sister and me not to touch them.” Also found on the cleanup were old glass bottles all over the place from the 1920's-1950's so I'd imagine these could possibly be just as old. Maybe they came from the sea, maybe unearthed from being under the sand for sometime?
Any ideas on what this could be?
Thanks for looking!