Wooden Brine Pipes

A couple of weeks ago, while watching trains we discovered this mound was a brine reservoir at Solvay.

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?





The salt brine pipes we saw at the Camillus Erie Canal Park were made out of black tupelo.


Whatever the pipes we found were used for, they certainly are in great shape!

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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