There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:39 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Waterman++ On: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:32 pm

Thanks for the welcome Vig11peaburner ,Wood&Coal, ET AL
This is a good and positive thing you got going here. I have learned alot thus far from you all just by looking and listening
Negative to your inquiry as to taking down the dam in town. Will require many case studies , scientific workups , and such just to get to the planning stages. That dam was/is a great hot weather dam sliding diversion for the town kids ,my two included some years back. I have been over that dam three times in a canoe, twice sideways. Not one of my brighter moves , particularly in May. But I do like a challenge.
Oh by the way, do you know the "back way" into Pine Hollow? Off the old Lehigh Valley { Black Diamond } Line{ Now Southern} Main Line? Real nice walk down to the upper dam above Warren Glen Mill.
Well , Nice talking with you, Jim
P.S. The Waterman++ is looking for Blue Smilies
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:06 pm

The back way is the only way I've ever been there. A friend of mine has a piece of property off Hawk School Mt. Rd. that sits somewere above. He's talked about taking a walk down or maybe 4 wheelers but we've never gotten serious about it. When I was a kid back in the late 60s we use to fish rock bass at the walk bridge to the plant. The guys on shift would spot them for us. Later on I use to hike all the way up to above the upper dam (isn't there 2?) and wade back down fishing for trout. It was great fishing when they float stocked it. Re: dams ... they've taken one or two out up Hackettstown way, I remember seeing all the hoopla in the paper. I've never done the dam in a canoe but did the butt slide routine a few times as a kid. I gew up in Pohat but had a few friends through church from Bloomsbury.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: farok On: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:35 am

Welcome to the lists! I've lived in Hunterdon County my whole life (currently in Milford), but don't know where the dam is you're talking about. I'm somewhat familiar with the Lehigh line through there. What was/is the dam for?

Chris
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:31 pm

farok wrote:Welcome to the lists! I've lived in Hunterdon County my whole life (currently in Milford), but don't know where the dam is you're talking about. I'm somewhat familiar with the Lehigh line through there. What was/is the dam for?

Chris


There's three dams involved in the conversations; the first involving the canoe is in Bloomsbury and is easily seen as you drive across the Musky bridge off of 173, the second is above the Warren Glen mill and fed the mill race, I think there's another above that and there's certainly one below the mill after 519 crosses the Musky. We're talking about potentially 4 dams. If I remember, I'll ask my friend.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:41 pm

The dam that's at Church St. and 173 is still there. Shows on Google Maps satellite image. It's still in the same place it was when I was a kid growing up in Alpha :-). You can pan the satellite image down stream and see another dam. Even further down stream is a third dam just before the old paper mill. I was at my 50th high school class reunion in November and one of my classmates worked his entire life at the mill until it closed. I panned up stream a ways but didn't see any other dams. Maybe I didn't go far enough.

A second classmate is a third generation farmer in Springtown. Tells me he can no longer sell development rights off his farm. Something to do with preserving farmland. What's that all about? He's just lost his retirement nestegg.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:44 pm

Good, I thought there were 2 dams above the mill.

The Highlands Act is the likely culprit. It's a typically enacted piece of ... legislation... that is meant to preserve the potable water supply for the populace to the east. It puts the proverbial cart before the horse.
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