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    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
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160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970
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Did You Know?

Burning Charcoal

Colliers were skilled workers who created charcoal. To make this fuel, large mounds of wood were created and then allowed to slow burn from the inside-out. This process could take anywhere from ten to fourteen days, and required constant vigilance from the collier. If the mound were to burn too quickly the colliers would be left with nothing but a pile of ashes.