Sugar Mill Operation

Sugar Mill Operation (HM1ZZ0)

Location: Mandeville, LA 70448 St. Tammany Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.227', W 90° 2.296'

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This sugar mill operated similarly to other steam-powered mills of the mid 1800's. Molasses was drawn out of raw sugar cane by heating it in five kettles known as the "batterie." The cane juice was transferred from the largest kettle called the "grande" into the next four kettles repeatedly until the sugar was partially crystalized (sic). Then the sugar is transported in a series of troughs and cooled for 24 hours. The sugar was then put into hogshead barrels with holes on the bottom called Potting-casts. Each hole in the Potting-cast was plugged with crushed cane which drew the molasses away from the sugar and into a cistern. After the molasses was drained away the hogshead barrels of sugar could be shipped by rail or canal to barges on Lake Pontchartrain.
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Date Added Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 784744 N 3359860
Decimal Degrees30.33711667, -90.03826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.227', W 90° 2.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 13.62" N, 90° 2' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)985
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62883 LA-1089, Mandeville LA 70448, US
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