MURDOC1 wrote:Anyone know if the old Fiber Mark paper mill is still there in Warren Glen? Is it still operational? I did a ton of work there as a millwright years ago, parts of that building are like a dungeon, talk about old construction, plus you have to cross the "moat" to get inside!!!
I think it's out for the count. There was a plan for the Warren Glen plant but that fell through because of it's proximity to the water. All the former Reigel Paper mills sold to Fiber Mark are down, gutted or going that way: Warren Glen, Hughsville, Reiglesville and Milford. Dad says the 20+ houses in front of the Warren Glen plant are gone. The old company store in Reiglesville is a historic building someone bought with the hope of opening it up as a store. The Black River & Western RR runs a tourist train out of Phillipsburg south along the Delaware River and back. The plan is to extend the run to Reiglesville to the area where the store is/will be. http://www.nyswths.org/beldel.htm
The moat is the Musconetcong River on which I spent many hours fishing for rock bass way back when I was a kid. The guys at the plant use to hang out the windows and spot them for us. If you walk up steam there use to be several dams used to divert the river to the spillway to power the plant back in the days of water power. There's some really good trout fishing back in that valley, especially when they would float stock it. Ever heard of Pine Hollow?
You might have known my uncle and neighbors if you worked there in the 60-70s. PM me if you like.