- Jul 25, 2009
seems like it was a little hamlet or something too. There are 2 cellar holes near the Original Godfrey sawmill.
BoydLooks like a good project for me to turn these into garmin-compatible maps. Are there copyright restrictions that would prevent me from doing this and posting them somewhere like GPSFileDepot? I don't have time to do it now anyway, but it's something I could add to my list.
Guy, are the directions below the type you and Al usually have to follow?We spent quite a bit of time looking for many of those stones and even using TopoDraw was futile most of the time. They just were not where the map had them drawn. Guy
No. That is a PBX route.Guy, are the directions below the type you and Al usually have to follow?
"Begin at cedar tree 20 yards to the left of large spung, cross the root by the red maple, then follow intermittent stream 200 yards and find a big laurel right behind a post oak. Stand on other side and advance 43 paces and turn right…jump an old blueberry fence, kick bucket out of way and proceed north by northwest 150 feet and cross sand road but bear to the right a mite. Jump ditch and follow for 600 yards, turn right into briar patch and barrel forward with head down. When head is hurtfully stopped by big white oak, look to left and see old post. Corner stone is 25 yards further beyond the big bull pine"
Here's a detail of the overlay at 1:24000 scale, to give a little clearer idea of how the maps line up.
Yes Boyd this is great! The landmarks at time drawn in around the survey info did not seem to be totally accurate because Guy would pick points with his program on the map and then the program would spit out coords for any other point you pick so for instance you could pick two road intersections on the Hartman maps ,get the real coords off another program and then load those into the program and then it will spit back any coords for any other point chosen on the map.We tried to find stones this way and it did not work.I don't have that program so Guy did all this type of plotting.The roads do seem to be placed more accurately then the streams are drawn in.If you could find a way to make this work and actually get the hartman maps to match up with standard topos this would be a ground breaking stone finding tool.We either found or at least tried to find every stone marked on those maps that obviously wasn't in an area that has been destroyed.Their may well be stones at some of the other points shown where no stone is listed.You've got me wanting to get out there and try to find a few of them.
Great posting as always, Teegate. I'd love to see maps/coordinates of the sandstone base of the Wading River works. That's definitely old-school!From what I've seen so far, the roads are pretty accurately drawn but the streams are not. They must have started with a road map and added the other details. But I think locations of dams and also places where the streams cross the roads are pretty accurate.