PDA

View Full Version : found a cool picture



nargo
04-02-2013, 10:18 PM
While reading online about the Morris Canal that ran all over this area,I saw this picture.. if you notice in the background it's the Bowden Bottling Works in Boonton NJ.. I never saw a picture of the place and I have two Blobs from there.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12477/A0537370F93D409CBDE84B9A1CA39048.jpg

nargo
04-02-2013, 10:20 PM
here are my two

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12477/CE7C991A5AF44186AB421E6A21B410A1.jpg

myersdiggers1998
04-02-2013, 10:36 PM
now thats cool . Is that a barge going on a rail system? I never seen this before .

epackage
04-02-2013, 10:49 PM
I think that's right to the left of the light that goes over the tracks now as you head into the center of town, nice catch.... Here's a pic of the canal bridge in Little Falls from around 1870 that I have...




https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/20CEE92C399447E6801DEA5140BEC874.jpg

epackage
04-02-2013, 10:51 PM
and here it is in the late 1920's being dynamited since they canal was no longer being used...



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/2A298A98224549A4A57926CF838D106A.jpg

epackage
04-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Notice the men on the left hand side of the bridge checking it out after it had been blown away...



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/00A27CF83306470491EC1BEAC1999901.jpg

epackage
04-02-2013, 11:01 PM
ORIGINAL: myersdiggers1998

now thats cool . Is that a barge going on a rail system? I never seen this before .


Here you go Gordon, the Morris Canal had many incline planes...

http://www.morriscanal.org/tech.htm

southern Maine diver
04-02-2013, 11:44 PM
Hey Jim...

I lived in Lake Hiawatha for many years and as a kid, we used to sneek into the Boonton reservoir to go fishing. I had been told that there were some buildings from a small town that had been submerged when they made the reservoir. Any truth to that? is this where these buildings may have been?

Wayne

JOETHECROW
04-03-2013, 12:09 AM
ORIGINAL: nargo

While reading online about the Morris Canal that ran all over this area,I saw this picture.. if you notice in the background it's the Bowden Bottling Works in Boonton NJ.. I never saw a picture of the place and I have two Blobs from there.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12477/A0537370F93D409CBDE84B9A1CA39048.jpg

Cool old picture for sure....

epackage
04-03-2013, 12:15 AM
There may be a building or two in the resovoir but not the buildings in the original post

RICKJJ59W
04-03-2013, 06:37 AM
ORIGINAL: JOETHECROW



ORIGINAL: nargo

While reading online about the Morris Canal that ran all over this area,I saw this picture.. if you notice in the background it's the Bowden Bottling Works in Boonton NJ.. I never saw a picture of the place and I have two Blobs from there.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12477/A0537370F93D409CBDE84B9A1CA39048.jpg

Cool old picture for sure....


yep cool pic I saved it. I have a section on my site for old pix. Reminds me of the canal in my town.

zecritr
04-03-2013, 09:20 AM
cool pics all :)
had to save the first one also.

cowseatmaize
04-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Growing up in the 60's and 70's and being both a bottle collector and an environmentalist I often wondered about reservoirs. I know the either moved whole or dismantled most of the buildings and relocated as many graves as were known but what about the dumps. They were probably just left, so what happened to them? Were bottles bobbing around for years? Did they collect what the could or as I suspect, just wait for them to gather at the dams edge and sink? What a place for divers!!! How about the the toxins like heavy metals etc.? How many years was the water, by today's standards, unfit for consumption?
[8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|][8|]
Probably a lot safer than they got in the 60's and 70's.[:D][:@][:D][:@][:D][:@]

zecritr
04-03-2013, 12:23 PM
or there ae pockets of toxins in the reservoirs just a waiting to pop someday,scary

ironmountain
04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
nice pics and backstory..thanks for sharing.

myersdiggers1998
04-03-2013, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the link E , I just never knew they did that with barges onto rails thingy.

nargo
04-03-2013, 07:26 PM
Epackage,That last pic is that the mill that is the condos now?...Southern Mane diver...Not sure about the Boonton reservoir,but I'm sure it's true...I know that there is an old mining town under the Canastear reservoir in Vernon

nargo
04-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Thus is the site I found the picture http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmorris/morriscanal/index.htm

epackage
04-04-2013, 09:12 PM
The condos that occupy the old Beatties Mills factories would be to the right of the pic, you can't see them in that pic. The buildings you see are for the Passaic Valley Water Works, most if not all are still there...[;)]



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/27C6027E773245F5B0931433ECC3F4FE.jpg

epackage
04-04-2013, 09:30 PM
Here are the buildings you see from the Morris Canal bridge in 1906...



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/846826ADEA0347268E6BD87FB28BBE1D.jpg

nargo
04-04-2013, 09:32 PM
great pics,any finds over there?

epackage
04-04-2013, 10:18 PM
No good spots to dig, you find the occasional bottles down by the water when it's the dry season...