Susquehanna Coal Company No. 3 Breaker

Susquehanna Coal Company No. 3 Breaker

Susquehanna Coal Company No. 3 Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Susquehanna Coal Company No. 3 Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown Luzerne County Historical Society



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1872 - - As the photograph shows, unusually the breaker could ship coal by canal boat along the North Branch Canal as well as straddling the Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Division of the Lackawanna Railroad
1872 - - It was one of the largest in the district containing 800,000 ft of lumber
1872 - - The breaker was built to replace the old Harvey breaker which had been torn down
1875 - - An 'ice gorge' in the spring tore away the front wall of the breaker and also damaged the bridge; repairs cost $2230
1879 - - The cost of the breaker up to this time totalled $104,395
1891 - - All of the solid coal in the mine was now exhausted and all the coal being mined came from robbing pillars
1896 - - The breaker was abandoned


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 No. 3 Breaker 87633 - - 144 Susquehanna Coal Company
1876 No. 3 Breaker 147836 - 483 243.25 Susquehanna Coal Company
1877 No. 3 Breaker 140362 - - 181.75 Susquehanna Coal Company
1878 No. 3 Breaker 84407 84062 332 117.75 Susquehanna Coal Company
1879 Breaker No. 3 105000 - 283 192.8 Susquehanna Coal Company
1880 Breaker No. 3 94790 - 288 211.6 Susquehanna Coal Company
1881 Breaker No. 3 85936 - 262 214.7 Susquehanna Coal Company
1882 Grand Tunnel, No. 3 (breaker) 117067 - 297 253.2 Susquehanna Coal Company
1883 Breaker No. 3 111728 - 332 255.15 Susquehanna Coal Company
1884 Breaker No. 3 150373 - 408 279.7 Susquehanna Coal Company
1885 Breaker No. 3 190971 - 414 294.7 Susquehanna Coal Company
1886 Grand tunnel No. 3 214194 - 360 228 Susquehanna Coal Company
1887 Breaker No. 3 117885 - 310 195.35 Susquehanna Coal Company
1888 No. 3 Breaker 110357 - 270 237 Susquehanna Coal Company
1889 No. 3 Breaker 72008 - 199 159.4 Susquehanna Coal Company
1890 Breaker No. 3 65835 - 136 118.9 Susquehanna Coal Company
1891 Breaker No. 3 58966 - 125 108.15 Susquehanna Coal Company
1892 Breaker No. 3 72460 - 124 123.3 Susquehanna Coal Company
1893 Colliery No. 3 62920 - 135 108.35 Susquehanna Coal Company
1894 No. 3 Colliery 88771 - 147 136.75 Susquehanna Coal Company
1895 Colliery No. 3 75106 - 112 107.4 Susquehanna Coal Company
1896 Colliery No. 3 32502 31452 83 61.2 Susquehanna Coal Company