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Eagle Furnace Front Opening Front of Furnace RH Side of Furnace
Eagle Furnace Front Opening Front of Furnace RH Side of Furnace

Description

Eagle Furnace is in poor condition. The front and sides have fallen outward and down the hill. Erosion from the nearby stream is slowly eating away at the hill between the furnace and the river. Eventually, the furnace will fall down the hill towards the river. It appears highly unstable and I was unwilling to get close to the front of the furnace for concern of a landslide.

The furnace has a single tuyere on the RH side. No evidence of cupola from the side tuyere, but much debris is present inside the stack.

Found slag evidence around the site - slag is porous but grey in color. Clearly cold blast, but with a consistent blast, indicating a good production result.

First Visited: 3Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1846

Blowout: 1858

Daily Tonnage:

Built By: Curll, Kribbs and Company

Stack: 8 foot bosh

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Directions

From Callensburg, take 58 East to SR 3016. Take SR 3016 east/north SR 3007. Turn left (north) onto SR 3007 and proceed over the Clarion River. The road will parallel the river, then turn north again. When SR 3007 turns left (west), T385 will be a RH turn. Turn right (east) onto T385 (Eagle Run) and proceed to the first bridge and park. The furnace is on the west side of the stream. Sharp and Thomas state that the furnace is 200 yards from the bridge. I found it easiest to follow the stream south (to the right), look for the furnace a few hundred yards down. Else, go up the road approximately 240 feet, there will be a path. The path will lead in a long circle that dead ends. Walk towards the road and the river into a stand of pines. The furnace is a classic example of hiding until the last moment.

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