Going above and beyond the call of duty…
In addition to the fantastic tour provided by Danielle Jeanloz and Peter King who were clearly passionate about sharing Chatham’s history with us, Danielle followed up with an email to answer one of my questions.
My question had to do with the bricks the captain used to build his fireplace and basement with. While they would have to examine any document they have for reference to the bricks, they did find two tidbits online.
This led me to do a search of my own which turned up another fascinating detailed history of brick making in Massachusetts.
- History Myths Debunked: Revisited Myth # 54: Many houses and roads in America were built with bricks and stones carried here as ballast in the holds of ships.
- Budding Co: Interesting Looking Ballast Bricks
- BrickCollecting.com: New England Brick Company