Here is Mr. G enjoying the campsite. The gravel was level; the timbers marking off the campsite were as well. It is hard to describe how lovely these campsites were. Some of the nicest we have ever found, anywhere, at any price. We had 50 AMP service and water, no sewer.
The LONG LONG campsite. You can see how neatly groomed this campground was. Jolly was parked in front of Tana! Did I tell you, this is ONE LONG campsite?
Here is the log blockhouse, it is 18 by 22 feet and 2 stories tall.
The logs are about 10 inches thick. The corners are interlocking wedge shaped notches.
On the second floor, portholes. They are to aide in defense. One of the signs indicated that 30 to 50 people would seek safety in this blockhouse at one time. Even with 2 stories, I am not sure how 50 people could crowd into this small, 18 by 22 foot structure.
The fire place was rebuilt during the move of the building in 2005 from a nearby location to the current location next to the lake.
The chinking for this cabin is mud and straw. It cracks and falls out during the year and requires yearly maintenance. The Living History Society repairs the chink each fall. The signage around the building indicated that the volunteers attempt to use 18th century tools to do repairs, if possible.
It is not often that a "fort" blockade house built around 1793 still exists. Thanks to my cousin NLB and her friend for taking us to see this.