Eddy Creek Breaker

Eddy Creek Breaker

Eddy Creek Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Eddy Creek Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Horgan 1915 Anthracite Heritage Museum



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1860 - - Jones and Company No. 2 Breaker constructed
1862 Dec - start of sinking first shaft at Eddy Creek
1865 - - first appropriation of $50,000 by Delaware and Hudson for development work on mines on Eddy's Creek (no division of funds between the Olyphant mines and Eddy Creek proper was recorded)
1867 - - second appropriation of $40,000 by Delaware and Hudson for development work on Eddy's Creek shafts (no division of funds between the Olyphant mines and Eddy Creek proper was recorded)
1867 - - coal from Eddy Creek shaft (and Dip Mines) continued to be put through Olyphant No. 2 until 1882
1867 - - Jones and Company No. 1 and No. 2 mines and breakers sold to Delware and Hudson Canal Company. They become Olyphant No. 1 and No. 2 breakers
1868 - - final appropriation of $25,000 by Delaware and Hudson for completion of work on Eddy's Creek shafts (no division of funds between the Olyphant mines and Eddy Creek proper was recorded)
1875 - - second shaft sunk
1881 - - new Eddy Creek breaker built over second opening Eddy Creek shaft
1882 - - new slope sunk 600 feet long to first basin
1882 - - new breaker finished
1883 Feb - new breaker started


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1872 Eddy Creek Shaft 104049 - 45 - Delaware and Hudson
1873 Eddy Creek Mines 117916 - 117 - Delaware and Hudson
1874 Eddy Creek 81962 - 203 - Delaware and Hudson
1875 Eddy Creek 108688 - 288 - Delaware and Hudson
1876 Eddy Creek Shaft 70566 67953 351 140 Delaware and Hudson
1877 Eddy Creek Shaft 38225 - 324 82.25 Delaware and Hudson
1878 Eddy Creek Shaft 42020 - 328 75.8 Delaware and Hudson
1879 Eddy Creek 107544 - 288 208.5 Delaware and Hudson
1880 Eddy Creek Shaft 103376 - 331 186.75 Delaware and Hudson
1881 Eddy Creek - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1882 Eddy Creek Shaft - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1883 Eddy Creek 65351 - 268 213 Delaware and Hudson
1884 Eddy Creek Shaft 84278 - 270 206 Delaware and Hudson
1885 Eddy Creek 135194 124512 443 208 Delaware and Hudson
1886 Eddy Creek 163574 143625 462 198 Delaware and Hudson
1887 Eddy Creek Shaft 185945 174506 471 247.8 Delaware and Hudson
1888 Eddy Creek Shaft 173888 163450 444 252 Delaware and Hudson
1889 Eddy Creek Shaft 98231 90399 444 132 Delaware and Hudson
1890 Eddy Creek 72722 64690 356 127.75 Delaware and Hudson
1891 Eddy Creek 59189 52619 300 88.75 Delaware and Hudson
1892 Eddy Creek 154514 146944 424 222 Delaware and Hudson
1893 Eddy Creek 225929 217804 459 220.25 Delaware and Hudson
1894 Eddy Creek 240904 240306 466 181 Delaware and Hudson
1895 Eddy Creek 262464 260829 477 211.25 Delaware and Hudson
1896 Eddy Creek 187053 185088 489 199 Delaware and Hudson
1897 Eddy Creek 184222 182089 641 200.75 Delaware and Hudson
1898 Eddy Creek 206104 187672 532 175.25 Delaware and Hudson
1899 Eddy Creek 205822 197045 625 203.75 Delaware and Hudson
1900 Eddy Creek 142585 136828 558 142 Delaware and Hudson
1901 Eddy Creek 497235 446208 604 232 Delaware and Hudson
1902 Eddy Creek 143348 133131 657 125.25 Delaware and Hudson