Nova Scotia Road Trip! - 2002

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S AUGU S Day 10 - Today was a lazy day since we didn ’ t need to be up and out before 9:15 AM; we needed to be back in Saugus at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site by 9:45 to join the Ranger tour there. We enjoyed the free breakfast at the Marriott and read awhile back in the room. Our most leisurely morning for sure.

We toured the little museum on the property and then joined our very young lady ranger. She gave a good, if somewhat desultory, tour of this first iron works in the New World. It was started around 1644 and continued operations until about 1668 when labor troubles and financial woes ended the business. The expertise came out of England and the workers were often indentured servants or Scottish prisoners of war during the English Civil War.

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