Tabby Sugar Works

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off I-40 near St Mary's, Saint Marys, GA, USA

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Tabby Sugar Works Ruins May 02, 2008
These are the ruins of a tabby sugar works built by John Houston McIntosh at New Canaan Plantation soon after 1825. In his sugar house McIntosh installed what was supposedly the first horizontal cane mill worked by cattle power.

It is located just about a half mile from the entry to the Kings Bay Submarine Base and about 2 miles from the Crooked River State Park.

Besides making cane sugar here it was a starch factory, producing arrowroot starch in large quantities.

The word “Tabby” refers to the construction method. Tabby is a Concrete-like substance made of Lime, water, powdered Oyster shells, and broken Oyster shells. Check the close up photos to see how rough the substance was.
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Lord_Mike says:
Nice review!!!
Posted on: Feb 25, 2009
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