On the access road to the East River Trailhead, stands the old McIntyre Blast Furnace. The Sackett's Harbor and Saratoga Railroad Company had anticipated extending the railways to Adirondac and the mines. Excited over the potential of having railways to the mines, the mine workers began repairing the buildings and creating a community. They built the blast furnace, at an estimated cost of $43,000, to improve efficiency and profits.
“If I had a mine shaft, I don't think I would just abandon it.
There's got to be a better way.”
~ Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy (Saturday Night Live)
The Open Space Institute purchased the land, and has begun work on the Tahawus Tract Project with the hopes of restoring and maintaining the historical features in the area, including the fire tower at the summit of Mt. Adams, the Observer's Cabin of Mt. Adams, the MacNaughton Cottage, and the McIntyre Blast Furnace.
To see all my pictures from Mt. Adams and the Upper Works, click here.