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woodjin

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I found another sawmill for you, Guy. I had passed it years ago, forgot about it, then passed it again recently. Do you want me to PM the location to you or post it hear. Providing I can find it on the map.

Jeff
 

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Thanks Jeff! You can either post it or PM me. Either way is fine by me.

Guy
 
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Have you guys noticed the steam-powered sawmill ruins just off Quaker Bridge Road? My buddies and I happened across it this past weekend. It's on the South side of the road a little over a half mile East of Quaker Bridge.
 
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Did not notice that. There should be a sawmill ruin between the tracks and Quaker Bridge also but In the short amount of time I have looked for it I have not been able to find it.
 

Gibby

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Have you guys noticed the steam-powered sawmill ruins just off Quaker Bridge Road? My buddies and I happened across it this past weekend. It's on the South side of the road a little over a half mile East of Quaker Bridge.
Very cool! I will have to check that out the next time I am in that area. Is there a pit or any saw dust piles?
 

manumuskin

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drove both side countless times and have never seen it but then again it happens now and then that I will see something I missed a thousand times before.I'll have to watch next time I'm on that road.
 

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Gibby, we didn't see any saw dust piles, but there is a fair bit of leaf detritus on the site. I can't remember for certain if it was in a depression, but I want to say yes. We did find a lump of coal nearby. Does anyone have a sketch, or architectural drawing, of these steam powered saw mills? I've seen some of the pictures posted, but I'm interested in dimensions.
 

Gibby

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Gibby, we didn't see any saw dust piles, but there is a fair bit of leaf detritus on the site. I can't remember for certain if it was in a depression, but I want to say yes. We did find a lump of coal nearby. Does anyone have a sketch, or architectural drawing, of these steam powered saw mills? I've seen some of the pictures posted, but I'm interested in dimensions.
Thanks Brewer and welcome aboard!
 
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Nice photo's. However, that may or may not have been steam powered. It looks like many of the currect sawmill foundations that have been found. It could easily have been gas powered.

Guy
 

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Pinelandpaddler,

Jessica and I along with Lost Town Hunter visited your sawmill today and found that it appears someone has been clearing away the vegetation. Maybe it was you and your friends but the photo's supplied doesn't show that it was you. In any event, it was a great find at a location that both Lost Town Hunter and myself have been at a few times and never before.







Guy
 

flash

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Not asking for exact coords ( unless you don't mind :) but could you tell me the area this last saw mill is located?
 
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flash

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Jessica had off from work today, so I took off and visited the sawmill that Wolfspider and Flash found. We actually had been there a few years ago looking for sawmill ruins and never saw it. After looking over the map they posted showing the Godfrey tract, it is pretty obvious this sawmill was not the Godfrey sawmill. It is made of stone but I believe it is a much newer vintage than the 1800s. There is evidence in the 1931 aerial it was in use to cut wood that was removed from across the river.

Jessica and I did visit the southern most corner of the Godfrey tract where it shows a sawmill, but we did not have time to fully explore the rivers edge. There are a few landings there that would have been a good location for one, but I need to fully explore it more.

Guy
I know it's been a while since we discussed this sawmill but is there any clue to who could have owned it or the area around it?
 

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Unless by some miracle some sort of document surfaces I doubt we will ever know anything about it. During the time the Wharton heirs owned the property I am sure they allowed many individuals to cut wood and sell it with the estate making some profit from it.
 

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Have you guys noticed the steam-powered sawmill ruins just off Quaker Bridge Road? My buddies and I happened across it this past weekend. It's on the South side of the road a little over a half mile East of Quaker Bridge.

Gabe,

I spend quite a bit of time at work in the mornings before work and at break time reading various magazines and senior citizens magazines that my mom or wife has passed along to me. Obviously, I am not old enough to have them sent to me so I have to read those supplied by the senior citizens around me. Just saying. Anyway, because they are so enjoyable to read I go through them pretty quick. I recently took Beck's "Jersey Genesis" to work with me to fill in when my magazine supply runs low, and while coasting through Chapter 18 of Jersey Genesis I was slowed down by an interesting line in a paragraph that Beck seemingly wrote for you.


"Frank Ware's mill was one of the first that ran by STEAM. Always moving down towards the coast, it was set up on Hungry Hill, later down at the Pleasant Mills -Elwood Road, and still later over in the PENN SWAMP and along the Wading River."




Guy
 
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Ive been trying to locate any of the mills that possibly could have been on Otter branch , the tributary off the northern branch of big timber creek. I heard about them reading Farr’s Watermills of Camden County. But i have yet to find any evidence of a mill being at that location
 

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Ive been trying to locate any of the mills that possibly could have been on Otter branch , the tributary off the northern branch of big timber creek. I heard about them reading Farr’s Watermills of Camden County. But i have yet to find any evidence of a mill being at that location
Have you checked out the historical maps on this site or on Boyds Map site?
 
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