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Ross Furnace Front of Stack Back Side of Stack Furnace from the Hill
Buena Vista Furnace Front of Stack Back Side of Stack Furnace from the Hill
In the Stack Looking Up the Stack
In the Stack Looking up the Stack

Description

Ross Furnace is in very good condition and appears to be maintained by the Ross Mountain Golf Course. The furnace has a single tuyere to the RH side of the furnace. The cupola and liner have been removed and it appears that some modern repair work has been completed on the interior of the stack. There is an opening hole to the rear of the interior, it is not clear if this is a vent hole or merely a missing stone.

No evidence of slag was found on the hillside or the nearby lake. I did find a piece of red ore on the hill above the furnace.

First Visited: 2Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1814

Blowout: 1842, was reported to be in blast in 1850.

Daily Tonnage:

Built By: James Paull, J.D. Mathoit and Isaac Meason.

Stack:

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Directions

Take 711 North to the town of West Fairfield. Then take State Route 1002 (Ross Mountain Park Road). At the intersection go left. Cross over the creek and the furnace is on the left on the golf course.

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