Rancocas Creek’s Exemplary Maritime Cultural Landscape

Joe Leufer back in the day (may he RIP) was the BurlCo Historian. check out a copy of his steamboat voyage on the Rancocas Creek. Another acknowledged wealth of knowledge in Paul Schoop(sp) down at Stockton. The depths of the Creek’s maritime heritage anchors strong as the foundation of the heritage of South Jersey, Burlington County and Rancocas Valley communities. Fused to the heritage of NJ’s Pine Barrens National Preserve and its commerical heritage it is no wonder Stephen Girard set up shop here in Mt. Holly and the Three Tuns Tavern was an early American Admilitry(sp) Court. Where British loot was taken by Jersey Shore Privateers and sold to Philadelphia merchants based in Mt. Holly.

Rancocas Creek Tidal Energy Phase 1 Recon

Rancocas Creek tidal segment is a possible and highly probable untapped natural resource for tidal, hydro-power, geothermal, solar and wind energy. Historically tide mills were found at a few different locations along the Rancocas in early 1700’s. Water drove the Rancocas Creek Watershed Mill economy from man’s first incursions into the Watershed up into the early 1960’s. Alcott/Risdon in Mt. Holly in the 1870’s invented a vertical shaft horizontal water turbine, another powered Smithville’s mills. Navigation continued up into the 1920’s and more. Man captured Rancocas Creel tides for commerce. Today a renaissance of alternative energy opens the doors to alternative energy and creek side microgrids. As research advances further information will be posted. Please the enclosed presentation on alternative energy’s of NJ’s exemplary and historic Rancocas Creek

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