• Manumuskin River Summer Paddle & Campfire - July 14, 2018

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    Name: Manumuskin River Summer Paddle & Campfire - July 14, 2018
    Date: July 14, 2018
    Event Description:
    ENJOY THE MANUMUSKIN
    Summer Paddle and Campfire
     
     
     
    WHEN
    Saturday, July 14th, 2018
     
     
    A. PADDLE
    Meet at Cumberland Pond boat ramp.
    10:00 a.m.
    *Driving directions with a map
    are on the registration form.
    B. CAMPFIRE & POTLUCK
    Meet at the Tomlins' Residential Farm
    6:00 p.m
    *On Friday, July 13th directions will be emailed to those who have registered.
    Please sign up ASAP.
     
    Sign up for the paddle and/or campfire by clicking this button.
    Read below for more information on these activities.
     
     
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    A. PADDLE CUMBERLAND POND
     
    The Manumuskin River is a designated US Department of Interior Wild and Scenic River from its mouth at the Maurice to its headwaters 12 miles upstream in Buena Vista. The river empties into the Maurice about 7 miles north of Delaware Bay, along its way flowing through four towns: Buena, Maurice River Township, Millville, and Vineland, and two counties: Cumberland and Atlantic. The entire watershed lies within the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer formation. The river is dammed at Route 49 along the Millville / Maurice River Township border and creates Cumberland Pond, where we will be paddling.
     
    This pond was once used for Eli Budd’s sawmill and iron furnace c. 1800. Two mills likely existed; the last was operated by Sam Cameron until 1915. Downstream of Budd’s land is Fries sawmill. According to the Conservation Plan for the Manumuskin River, “It probably operated until near the end of the 19th century. The pond and dam apparently were intact in 1894 when its waterpower capacity was recorded by the state.”
     
     
    On Saturday, July 14th we will explore the shorelines, islands, and hidden corners of Cumberland ponds in search of the flora species that the Manumuskin is so well known for. Time permitting, we will check out iron headstones made at the once-extant Bud's Furnace adjacent to the lake.
     
    To rent a kayak or canoe, contact Cheryl Fox at Al & Sams Canoe & Kayak (856) 692-8440.
     
    All paddlers will be required to wear a life jacket. Please also bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and, if you would like, a snack.
     
    B. CAMPFIRE & POTLUCK
     
    This potluck and campfire is on the shores of the Manumuskin. Vicky and Rob Tomlin will host us at their home and small residential farm. Please bring a side dish, portable camp chair, and musical instrument if you play. We are always looking for a willing set of vocal cords!
     
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