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MuckSavage

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Last night, a friend shared with me a picture he saw on social media. It was a gal sitting in one of the "windows" of what looked like the paper mill at Harrisville & asked me to confirm his thoughts on the location. I agreed to his assumption. He then messaged the person who posted the photo & asked "Is this Harrisville & how did ya get beyond the fence?" The person responded & said "It is Harrisville & we got in thru a hole in the fence that's in back"

So my question to the forum is: I feel like I should report this, but to whom? Batsto Ranger Station?
 

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If it's a crime to visit Harrisville, then lock me up. It's been many years since I went there, but in the past there was no need to find any "hole in the fence". The fence just ends at some point, and there were no signs saying to keep out the last time I was there.

Now, a few years ago somebody posted pictures here of people standing/sitting in the upper windows and I am absolutely against anyone climbing on the ruins. This was the same person who felt the graffiti at BrooksBrae was an "artistic expression".

I would not feel the need to report anyone at Harrisville unless there was evidence they were defacing the ruins. But that's just me, and I'm not in the habit of reporting people.
 
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So my question to the forum is: I feel like I should report this, but to whom? Batsto Ranger Station?
I agree, report them at the ranger station. They are no better then those that rip up the Pines. Its not difficult to understand why the fence was installed. FWIW, there are occasionally tours of Harrisville scheduled by the various state and county parks.
 

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The fence is there for a reason.

I wonder if it is the same photo I posted about? If so, the state already knows about it. Maybe that is why the link no longer works. Thanks Boyd for remembering that.