Remains of the stone-lined headrace canal are evident along the bank above the furnace. Water was diverted from the Roaring Branch River to a holding pond on the east side of Furnace Grove just south of the Leake Residence (#7), and further channeled across the property to a large waterwheel in the bank above the furnaces. A forty foot portion of the canal (#5) (extending west from the driveway) is visible as a six foot wide, four feet deep, stone-lined indentation in the ground. A fifteen foot high, six foot wide, partially collapsed stone-lined pit in the hillside marks the site of the waterwheel. Once the water passed over the wheel, it traveled underground and resurfaced on the east side of the West Furnace (#4). Several feet to the south, a rustic stone and concrete bridge traverses the water as it is diverted back into the river.
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