Nature Notes

August 23, 2017

Pier Railroad Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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Pier Railroad Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Pier Railroad Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

When Built: 1896

Builders: Boston and Maine Railroad

Description: This is an impressive bridge, very heavily built with a large double town truss system so that it could bear the weight of heavy trains.

This is part of a series on new Hampshire’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Pier Railroad Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Pier Railroad Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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August 22, 2017

August 21, 2017

Lime Valley Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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Lime Valley Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Lime Valley Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1871

Builders: Elias McMellen

Description: The bridge was flooded by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 but no major damage was done. Some sources list Joseph Cramer as the builder.

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Pennsyvania Coming Soon

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August 20, 2017

Webster Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Webster's Falls, Ontario

Webster’s Falls, Ontario

This is one of the most visited waterfalls in Ontario, and it’s popularity is well-deserved. It has a park area around the top which is a great place for a family picnic. There is a stairs that allows easy access to the base (Closed at the moment). You can also get a more panoramic view by walking up to the opposite bank. You can reach this area by taking Brock Rd. south off of Highway 5. Turn left onto Harvest Rd, and then right onto Short Rd, which will shortly lead you to parking for the conservation area.

Some of these images were taken from the base of the falls. The steps leading to the base have recently been closed for safety reasons.

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Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

Go to the Index to Ontario Waterfalls


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August 19, 2017

Jack’s Hollow Covered Bridge, Ohio

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Jack's Hollow Covered Bridge, Ohio

Jack’s Hollow Covered Bridge, Ohio

 When Built: 1879

Builders: William A. Dean

Description: Also known as Dolling’s Covered Bridge, it has suffered from wear and graffiti.

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Guide to Ohio Covered Bridges

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August 18, 2017

The Niagara Escarpment above Hamilton

Filed under: Cityscape,Flowers,Landscape,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
The Niagara Escarpment above Hamilton

The Niagara Escarpment above Hamilton

View of Hamilton, Canada from Sam Lawrence Park

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August 17, 2017

Holton Covered Bridge, Indiana

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Holton Covered Bridge, Indiana

Holton Covered Bridge, Indiana

When Built: 1884

Builders: Thomas A. Hardman

Description: A great looking structure, bypassed and closed to vehicle traffic in 1996. Also known as the Otter Creek Covered Bridge.

 

Holton Covered Bridge, Indiana

Holton Covered Bridge, Indiana

 This is part of a series on Indiana’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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August 16, 2017

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Vanstone Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

The mill was built in the present day Bowmanville in 1850 and taken over by Samuel Vanstone in about 1856 and it operated as a family business until 1975.

 

Vanstone Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Ontario's Old Mills

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