Old Coal Kiln
January 09. 2014 3:55PM
Marker Number: 70
Name and date established: Lisbon 1970
Description: A reminder of bygone days, this stone structure was used to make wood into charcoal for the nearby iron smelters. Pine knots, a waste material from the adjacent lumber mill, were a prime source for charcoal. Charcoal production through this kiln, built in the 1860s, was necessary to the iron mining industry.
Location: Located on the east side of Route 302, about 1.8 miles north of its junction with Route 117. This marker was erected in cooperation with the Lisbon Area Historical Society.