Gino is an expert on local railroad "archeology". He grew up in Aqueduct and explored everything train-related nearby as a kid. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge and shared quite a few interesting historical tidbits. He was great company!
We met at the Boat House parking lot and---much to my surprise--found a wide groomed path along the river at the end of the driveway.
We trekked in and saw large piles of stones--rubble from the canal lining ages ago.
|Our Trek to the Trolley Bridge|
|Stone Canal Rubble|
|Lots of Rubble!|
Once at the piers, Gary suggested taking a photo of Gino and I to show just how massive these piers are. We looked like pipsqueaks!
|A short walk in the muck provided this view|
Mystery Ruins). For a short while, Gino seemed lost in contemplation of how it was yesteryear...
It seems like you had a great time exploring around, looking for historical remains of structures. It's really fun doing this because you'll be able to trace and imagine what happened in the past. I hope there'll be more places like these where they preserve the remains of structures from years before. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Rich! :)ReplyDelete
Daniel Roberson @ Mark Bentley PA
Thanks for bringing us a long on this excursion into the past. The "Stone Canal Rubble" are stones that came from the Rexford Aqueduct when it was disassembled. Still owned by The State, which paid for it initially, they have been set aside in piles in the former canal bed, for potential future use. - H. Charles OhlhousReplyDelete