Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kettles and Operation
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins
The juice from the settling vats into the “grande,” the largest of five kettles built into the furnace below. The “grande” was also the coolest, being farthest from the “batterie” kettle under which the furnace was fired. The chimney draft pulled the heat from the fire through the furnace to heat the other kettles. The heated juice was hand dipped from the larger to the smaller kettle and ended as syrup in the “batterie,” the smallest and hottest. Here it reached the “strike” (sugar) stage. It was then ladeled into a trough and poured into a large wooden vats were sugar crystals began to form as it cooled.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 28° 47.052′ N, 82° 36.475′ W. Marker is in Homosassa, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is on West Yulee Drive, 0.1 miles north of West Bresler Court, on the right when traveling south. The marker stands within a small roadside state roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10407 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa FL 34448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Steam Engine and Gears (a few steps from this marker); Removing the Juice from the Cane (a few steps from this marker); David Levy Yulee (a few steps from this marker); Stage Stand Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Florida Boom Sidewalk (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bicentennial Park War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kings Bay Park (approx. 7.8 miles away); Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homosassa.
Also see . . . Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins. (Submitted on June 25, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.