During the winter of 2016/2017 a substantial
portion of the laboratory work was completed. A foundation was identified beneath the existing house with late 18th century
material in the fill on top of it. Nearer to the river, a warehouse foundation was found. The dimensions of this structure were
Shovel Tests were conducted across most of the project location during 2015/2016
field work. Besides the previously identified brick deposit down by the water, seven additional features were identified
in the subsoil.
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The site is protected as a public property, along the banks of the Saint Jones River.
Local lore places Wildcat Manor as an important link in the Underground Railroad. The Town of Camden, just a few miles to
the west, was a center of Quaker abolitionist and Underground Railroad activity. The Forest Landing/Wildcat Manor was the
main port area that connected Camden to the Delaware Bay, and thus, to freedom in Philadelphia.
Link to Steve Cox Blog about Forest Landing