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Wildcat Manor at Forest Landing

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 determined.

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.

Contact Dawn Cheshaek or Craig Lukezic if you are interested in participating in upcoming Project Wildcat Work.


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

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