The final steps of the loading process were completed in the finishing building. Precise scales weighed each filled shell to determine its range. This crucial information was then stenciled on the outside so the gunner would know how far it would . . . — — Map (db m190900) HM
The process of loading munitions began in the receiving building where metal components of the shells were unloaded from railroad cars. For safety, only one-day's supply was delivered from the incoming storage buildings. Each component was . . . — — Map (db m190898) HM
Small quantities of explosives, in total just a day's worth, were delivered continuously to the pouring/filling buildings. Ammonium nitrate, a white crystalline solid, was crushed to a fine powder, and then delivered to the kettle rooms where it . . . — — Map (db m190899) HM
The quiet woodland scene before you was a very different place 150 years ago. The ruins are the remains of the Estellville Glass Factory, which employed as many as eighty men and boys at its peak of operation. Where the piles of stone and brick lie . . . — — Map (db m92354) HM
The ginkgo was brought to North America in 1784 as an exotic ornamental, or so the people thought. Recent studies of the fossil record indicate the ginkgo was once abundant on the North American continent but has disappeared everywhere except for . . . — — Map (db m190894) HM
The Bethlehem Lading Company, Mays Landing Plant, was built in 1918 to load three sizes of ordnance shells for use by troops overseas during World War I. The facility originally contained 199 buildings erected in less than seven months on an . . . — — Map (db m190895) HM
The Manor House was built n 1832 by Joseph West for his younger sister, Maria, and her husband, Daniel Estell, as a wedding present. Daniel Estell was the co-owner and operator of the Estellville Glassworks until his death in 1858.
The two and . . . — — Map (db m92368) HM
The Estellville Methodist Church, formerly Stephen Creek Meeting House, was built in 1834 at a cost of $621.21 on land donated by John E. Estell of, at that time, Weymouth Township, Gloucester County.
The Society was incorporated on December 10, . . . — — Map (db m92369) HM
John Coates and the Howell family of Philadelphia built the Etna Furnace. The first manager was John Ladd Howell II.
At its most active times, about 200 men were employed here. There was a sawmill, gristmill and about 50 homes.
Power for the . . . — — Map (db m92375) HM
After the cylinder was removed from the blowpipe in the Melting Furnace, it was placed on a wooden rack, and a molten glass strip was wrapped around each end. When the domed top and end were touched with a piece of wet metal, they snapped off . . . — — Map (db m92361) HM
(Top marker) Society Founded 1780, Church Built 1792-First Trustees; David Sayres, Judah Swain, William Smith, Constance Smith, John Champion John Corson, William Goff.
(Bottom left marker) The Head of the River Methodist Episcopal Church is on . . . — — Map (db m92376) HM
The Melting Furnace was the heart of the glassworks. Here the silica sand, lime, and potash were melted into glass.
The furnace was at the center of the building. Before use, wood was dried and stored in the northeast corner of the building. The . . . — — Map (db m92367) HM
Pots were the clay crucibles used as containers in the furnace for melting the raw materials to make glass. Making the pots, the process which took place in this building, was the most exacting work in the entire glass-making industry.
The pots . . . — — Map (db m92356) HM
Seeking shelter from a storm, Rev. John James, a circuit riding preacher ordained by the Church in England, but disciplined in the beliefs of the Methodist Church of John Wesley, met by chance with local resident David Sayres on a cold, wintry night . . . — — Map (db m92377) HM
This is the first stop on the 50-mile Great Egg Harbor River Romp Birding & Wildlife Trail. The Parks Warren E. Fox Nature Center is the perfect starting point for a day or more of outdoor exploration and wildlife viewing. Walk the trails and go . . . — — Map (db m92344)