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Baldwin Furnace RH Side of Furnace RH Tuyere Rear of Furnace
Baldwin Furnace RH Side of Furnace RH Tuyere Rear of Furnace
LH Side of Furnace Front of Furnace Front Tuyere
LH Side of Furnace Front of Furnace Front Tuyere

Description

Baldwin Furnace is located on State Park Lands and the rangers are able to complete some basic maintenance on the structure. There are some trees growing out of the stack and it would be nice if these could be removed before they continue to damage the furnace. The rear portion of the furnace has been heavily damaged and the interior is completely blocked with fallen stone. The furnace was built quickly and crudely compared to other sites, but remains standing and could be restored.

The furnace has a single tuyere and was clearly a cold blast charcoal furnace. Slag evidence around the furnace retained charcoal remenants.

First Visited: 2Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1810

Blowout:

Daily Tonnage:

Built By: James Stewart and Haery Baldwin

Stack:

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Directions

From Laurel Hill Furnace, continue straight ahead 1.1 miles to the state forest. Park at the lot for the shooting range and continue on foot. Follow the same road you were following by car for 1.3 miles. The furnace will be on your left of the second rise.

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