LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Save the coal tipple

Jan 18, 2012


In the late ‘60s in the White Lake area, someone discovered the White River Light Station would be destroyed unless there were people interested in it. The moneys were collected; and since it had to be owned by a government body and Fruitland Township was anxious to own it, the moneys were given to the township to buy the lighthouse from the U.S. government. Because of the very fine curator, it has become an exceptional maritime museum attracting people from all over.

The above was mentioned because we need unusual historical objects, and people need to care. The tipple would have merit for educational reasons alone. It’s a very unusual shape.

I had wondered how the coal got from the pit to the tower, because that wasn’t explained in the article. I’m guessing it’s pulleys.

— Peggy Dilley, Whitehall


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