Wooden Brine Pipes

A couple of weeks ago, while watching trains we discovered this mound was a brine reservoir at Solvay.
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Over the weekend we discovered a couple of old wooden pipes along the side of the road. After doing a quick old map search, we found that a brine pipeline ran from Tully to the brine reservoir in Solvay along the road where we discovered these. Could these have been part of the brine pipeline?

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The salt brine pipes we saw at the Camillus Erie Canal Park were made out of black tupelo.
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Whatever the pipes we found were used for, they certainly are in great shape!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jayne
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 07:48:24

    That is fascinating Pam. I had no idea that they used wooden pipes. They sure were in good shape after having pumped brine!

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