“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bayville in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Pineland Industries

Double Trouble Village


óHistoric Settlements ó

Pineland Industries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. Pineland Industries Marker
Inscription. The buzz of a water-powered sawmill dominated the early years of at Double Trouble. Harvesting and milling Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaceyraris thyondous) for ship building and barrel and shingle making, led to the establishment of the first settlement here.

By the early 1900, years of uncontrolled timber harvesting had left behind exposed depressions and bogs throughout the Pinelands. The advent of cranberry farming would provide a means for reclaiming the economic usefulness of this land. In July of 1909, Edward Crabbe and Albert and George Bunker assembled over fifteen hundred acres of bog and timberland and incorporated the Double Trouble Company.

The Company expanded between 1910 and 1926, planting more than 225 acres with new cranberry vines. The Mill Pond Bog became the largest operating cranberry bog in the state and transformed the Double Trouble Company into one of New Jerseyís ten largest cranberry producers.

Today, the Double Trouble Historic District preserves 205 acres of cranberry bogs, the sawmill, the cranberry sorting and packing house, and the company village. The village provides a compact view of a self-contained community of the early 20th century and exemplifies the development of natural resource use in the Pinelands of New Jersey.

(Inscriptions under the images at the bottom, left to right)

Historic Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. Historic Building
Double Trouble Village Map; 1. Old School House, 2. Burke House, 3. Garage and Machine Shop, 4. Cranberry Packing House, 5. Company Store, 6. Shower Room, 7. Bunk House, 8. Cook House, 9. Pickerís Cottage, 10. Company Sawmill, 11. Pickerís Cottage, 12. Pickerís Cottage, 13. Pickerís Cottage, 14. Foremanís House, 15. Pornclear House.

Workers from the village that sprang up around the sawmill in what is now Double Trouble State Park

Workers in the Cranberry Bogs at Double Trouble, New Jersey c. 1924.
Erected by National Park Service and NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location. 39° 53.824′ N, 74° 13.354′ W. Marker is in Bayville, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is on Double Trouble Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayville NJ 08721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Double Trouble State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring The Pinelands (within shouting distance of this marker); Step into the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor from the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-15 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Captain Joshua Huddy

Historic Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
3. Historic Building
(approx. 4 miles away); Preserving Baymen Heritage (approx. 4 miles away); Toms River Block House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Revolutionary Cannon (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bayville.
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
Historic Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
4. Historic Building
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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