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La cheminée de la forge basse, Trois-Rivières, Qc
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al
N 46° 23.870 W 072° 39.353
18T E 680202 N 5140920
Quick Description: La cheminée de la forge basse est situé au Lieu historique national des Forges-du-Saint-Maurice / The stack of the lower forge is located in Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 6/5/2015 3:32:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMP0M5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
Views: 17

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La cheminée de la forge basse

Témoin fidèle de l'activité des Forges, voici vraisemblablement une des toutes premières cheminées élevées sur le site au 18ième siècle. Malgré quelques modifications, on peut encore remarquer les épaisses plaques de fonte dont l'un des piliers est formé. Il correspond en tous points aux descriptions relevées dans les documents d'époque.

Le foyer situé à la base de la cheminée est couramment appelé "renardière". On y chauffe et affine à la fois le métal.

À l'origine, on trouvait aux Forges quatre cheminées semblables à celle-ci: deux à la forge basse et deux à la forge haute.


The stack of the lower forge

Witness to the ironworks' operations, this stack was one of the first to be build on the site in the eighteenth century. Although it was altered over the years, the stack, of which one of the pillars is made of thick coast plates, is fully compatible with the original spécifications.

The hearth located at the base was commonly called a finery hearth since the metal was both refined and heated there.

The Forges originally had four stacks like this one: two at the lower forge and two at the upper forge.
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