Grassy Island Breaker

Grassy Island Breaker

Grassy Island Breaker (Delaware and Hudson)  Digitally Watermarked

Grassy Island Breaker (Delaware and Hudson)

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Johnson 1865 National Canal Museum



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1860 Apr - mine first opened according to Mine Inspector's Report
1863 Feb - first appropriation of $90,000 for shaft and breaker by Delaware and Hudson
1864 Feb - second appropriation of $52,000 for shaft and breaker by Delaware and Hudson
1865 May - final appropriation of $25,000 for breaker by Delaware and Hudson
1865 - - breaker completed in the spring; shaft 300 feet deep
1899 - - no output from breaker 1899-1902, all coal shipped from washery


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1860 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1861 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1862 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1863 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1864 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1865 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1866 Grassy Island - 50998 - - Delaware and Hudson
1867 Grassy Island - 97280 - - Delaware and Hudson
1868 Grassy Island - 97725 - - Delaware and Hudson
1869 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1870 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1871 Grassy Island - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1872 Grassy Island Colliery 152499 - 334 - Delaware and Hudson
1873 Grassy Island Shaft 144471 - 341 - Delaware and Hudson
1874 Grassy Island Colliery 112186 - 371 - Delaware and Hudson
1875 Grassy Island 153724 - 319 - Delaware and Hudson
1876 Grassy Island Shaft 81008 77939 341 134.5 Delaware and Hudson
1877 Grassy Island Shaft 86705 - 357 140.5 Delaware and Hudson
1878 Grassy Island Shaft 88804 - 347 143.3 Delaware and Hudson
1879 Grassy Island Shaft 147196 - 360 241.75 Delaware and Hudson
1880 Grassy Island Shaft 125797 - 353 189.75 Delaware and Hudson
1881 Grassy Island Shaft 142283 - 359 231.25 Delaware and Hudson
1882 Grassy Island Shaft 119612 - 318 236.5 Delaware and Hudson
1883 Grassy Island 119211 - 295 246 Delaware and Hudson
1884 Grassy Island Shaft 115584 - 341 206.75 Delaware and Hudson
1885 Grassy Island 134834 124436 353 210.5 Delaware and Hudson
1886 Grassy Island 112418 100903 271 186 Delaware and Hudson
1887 Grassy Island Shaft 45628 35588 351 82.5 Delaware and Hudson
1888 Grassy Island Shaft 183133 169269 387 252.8 Delaware and Hudson
1889 Grassy Island Shaft 176763 164533 400 235 Delaware and Hudson
1890 Grassy Island 159631 145293 418 210.5 Delaware and Hudson
1891 Grassy Island 162099 150602 421 222 Delaware and Hudson
1892 Grassy Island 164812 161603 413 224.5 Delaware and Hudson
1893 Grassy Island 203869 186962 413 222.5 Delaware and Hudson
1894 Grassy Island 186719 183803 428 188.2 Delaware and Hudson
1895 Grassy Island 225806 222767 479 228 Delaware and Hudson
1896 Grassy Island 226648 223438 465 220.25 Delaware and Hudson
1897 Grassy Island 193708 190977 468 204 Delaware and Hudson
1898 Grassy Island 198238 179482 474 186 Delaware and Hudson
1899 Grassy Island 0 0 426 194.5 Delaware and Hudson
1900 Grassy Island 0 0 425 177.25 Delaware and Hudson
1901 Grassy Island 0 0 455 232 Delaware and Hudson
1902 Grassy Island 0 0 425 0 Delaware and Hudson