Hikes – Salt Chuck Mine

The rail carts, equipment and debris at Salt Chuck mine used to have the look of sudden stoppage, like there had been an abduction, or disaster. Eery.
The trail through the woods is terribly sloppy which is appreciated by my inner 4-year old, then opens up at the shore. You really got the feeling that something happened here.

The beach at Salt Chuck.
Salt Chuck in 2005
Salt Chuck at low tide.
Rails leading to a still open tunnel.

That feeling is gone now, thanks to the discovery of toxic chemicals. Stimulus funds were used for clean-up of the Superfund site. Access to the mine is now through a gravel road that severed one of the track runs from the mine to a tunnel.

Salt Chuck mill in 2012.

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