Monday, January 12, 2015

Old Stoneworks Update

On December 30 I posted a blog entry about finding some old stone foundations in the woods along the Hudson River, parallel to the Spier Falls Dam at Moreau.  In the meantime, I came across some old photos taken during the construction of the dam, and one in particular seems to offer a solution to the mystery of what those old stoneworks might have been.

Here are my photos of the stoneworks as they currently appear.

And here is a photo taken during the construction of the dam (1900-1903), showing tall derricks rising from both banks of the river, no doubt having been constructed atop strong foundations made of stone.   This old photo was taken from just about the same location as where I found the old stone structures, on the Saratoga County side of the Hudson.

One of these days I will explore the woods on the Warren County side of the river and see if I can find corresponding foundations over there.

1 comment:

The Furry Gnome said...

It's amazing how old industrial sites revert back to nature! Very interesting.