The Cranbury Dam

The Cranbury Dam (HMOBA)

Location: Cranbury Township, NJ 08512 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 18.591', W 74° 31.005'

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The dam, constructed in the 1800's with rebuilding and repairs through the late 19th century, diverted the Cranbury Brook in order to supply power to the local grist and saw mills.
Local sewer construction in the 1977 unearthed and partially destroyed portions of the original structure before archaeologists halted the work and revealed portions of a well-preserved crib dam.
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Section of the Original Crib Dam Unearthed During Main Street Excavations
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Donald Jackson of the Historic American Engineering Record helped identify the structure with its various rebuildings.
Drawing of a Typical Crib Dam with Plank CoveringJames Leffel, Construction of Mill Dams, 1881, Park Ridge, New Jersey, Noyes Press
A Gift of Squibb Corporation, 1987
Year Placed1987
Placed BySquibb Corporation
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 541063 N 4462260
Decimal Degrees40.30985000, -74.51675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.591', W 74° 31.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 35.46" N, 74° 31' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)609, 732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-4 Co Rd 535, Cranbury Township NJ 08512, US
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