"The drawing was taken in a swamp which has been worked, for its buried logs, for the fifty years past; and the scattering trees which are seen are only such as have escaped the workman's axe. The levers, spade, and other tools of the shingler are seen, and he is in the act of cutting up the floated log. Several bolts, or blocks in form for splitting into shingles, are lying on the ground in front of him. In the background, a man is seen shaving the shingles. The workmen go over the same ground again and again, and find new logs each time." (From George H. Cook, Geology of the County of Cape May, State of New Jersey [Trenton: Printed at the Office of the True American, 1857], 78).