Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Guy Zaczek
    July 1, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

    Very interesting. About two decades ago I worked in Niagara Falls for Occidental Chemical making Chlorine. Very few people knew that the salt (Brine) water was coming from Wyoming county (southwest of you but the same deposit) more that 100 miles away. The Olin NyChlore plant and Oxy still use that source to make chemicals by piping the brine downhill to two plants on the Niagara River. Far from the source but close enough to buy low cost power from the NYS Power Authority plant called the Robert Moses. So you see those salt deposit are still being mined and processed to this day.
    Morton Salt still runs a plant in the area that uses high pressure steam to “harvest the brine” and then de-waters it (evaporate) to make table salt. You see in the small one pound blue boxes with the little girl on it When you buy Morton table salt. There is no museum but maybe the idea for another “salt story”.

    For years I would teach health and safety classes across central New York State so I know the region, the people and am learning more about the history. Maybe a story about Morton or another about how Salt changed the fortunes of NYS back in the day.

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