Lunch and Learn – Charcoal Making in the Pinelands
February 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
One event on February 13, 2019 at 12:30pm
Charcoal Making in the Pinelands – Patti Trasferini and Mary May
Join Patti Trasferini of Cloverdale Farm County Park and Mary May, basket weaver, as they explore how Ocean County settlers spanned deeper into the Pine Barrens as they took advantage of the natural resources of bog iron and the plentiful Pitch Pine forests in the creation of charcoal to fuel the iron industry. This program will take an in-depth look at the process of making charcoal, the tools involved, and the lifestyle lived by many of Ocean County charcoal makers, commonly referred to as Colliers.
To Register: All must register ahead of time by calling the Tuckerton Seaport at 609-296-8868.
Cost is $2.00 per person (payable at the door). For the 12:30 program, participants can bring a lunch or take advantage of our lunch option for $6.00 (registration for lunch is required two days in advance).