Chasing Shadows: Kettle evidence of saltmaking along coast

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM.

Goodman sent us a map drawn by Col. George Washington Scott during the Civil War depicting the Big Bend area, one of several from the collection of Col. Scott at the State Archives.

“He indicates the location of salt works throughout the region, including near Alligator Point,” said Goodman. “While he does not place any markings right on the point where the kettle was found, that should come as no surprise. These maps were approximate at best, and salt works were often moved from time to time to escape harassment by the ships of the Union blockade.” By Lois Swoboda

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