West Point Foundry Office. April 14, 2007
Above; Office interior, June 14,
Below: Archeological excavations, July 14, 2007.
Above: Excavation of the cupola furnace base.
More information can be read at the West Point Foundry Field School reports here and here.
The mortared stone base of the smokestack seen in John Ferguson Weir's painting "The Gun Foundry." The cupola furnaces and smokestacks were dismantled by the Cornell ironworks. The rail line evident in the two photographs above was likely used by the Cornell workers to move heavy molds and castings within the shops. More info here, here, and here.
Two iron boxes and other artifacts were uncovered in this excavation. More information here.
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