My Story of Quaker Bridge


What is Quaker Bridge? Here’s some information.

In 2006, I was a rank amateur photographer, studying under the famous landscape photographer Steve Greer. He took me to this location to do a photo shoot of the beautiful pine barrens He told me that one has to get connected to the place and that we should wade into the Mullica river to get the best shots. I remember I didn’t have waders and Steve lent me a pair. What a great experience, I could feel the river in my blood and remember that wonderful experience, and I am forever grateful for that experience.

Sunrise along the Mullica river in Pinelands photo 2

Sunrise along the Mullica river in Pinelands photo 1

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Early morning shoot at Quaker bridge with Steve Greer photographer.

The story of Quaker Bridge begins with the need to cross the Batsto or Mullica River at that place in present-day Washington Township. As Leah Blackman explains, that need arose primarily among members of the Society of Friends who attended a yearly meeting at Little Egg Harbor:

As before stated sometime during the youthful age of the meeting house, there was a yearly meeting established at Egg Harbor, which continued for a number of years, and Friends came from distant sections to the yearly meeting at Egg Harbor.

In the year 1772 John Churchman states that there was a large concourse of people at the yearly meeting then held at Little Egg Harbor [now Tuckerton]. Friends who came from the upper section of Burlington County crossed the east branch of Mullica river, at the place now known as Quaker Bridge. After fording the stream, they watered and fed their horses, and then sat down in the shade of a venerable and majestic oak tree and partook of the lunch they had brought with them. Fording the stream was not a very pleasant job, especially for people who were dressed in their “meeting garments,” and finally Little Egg Harbor Friends and Friends of the upper section of Burlington County, agreed to meet at the east branch of Mullica river, at the fording place, in order to construct a bridge as a more convenient way of crossing the stream. They met at the appointed time, and the banks of the stream being heavily timbered with large and primitive cedars a number of them were cut down, and a bridge constructed of them, and thus came about the name of Quaker Bridge, or as formerly called the “Quaker’s Bridge.”

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Pine Lands Vista

Shane Branch in the Pinelands

Wandering the Pine Lands aka Pine Barrens, I was called to this location again. I saw this river, I think it is the Shane Branch.

Within the Pine Barrens there are four major river systems. Each of these river systems drain an area of land known as watersheds. This includes stormwater runoff from natural areas as well as developed areas. Runoff from developed areas not only contains various contaminants, but results in higher than normal flows in streams and tributaries.

Tunking Mill Landscape – Pine Lands

Tabernacle Pinelands Photos
Cedar tree Die Off
Beautiful peacefull landscape
Pine Lands Beauty
Pine lands Bog
winter colors

In Tabernacle there’s a historic site called Tunking Mill which has some beautiful landscapes which I enjoyed photographing. the location has that beautiful Pine Barrens aka Pine lands silence. I could get lost in the amazing beauty of this location which I’m drawn back to many times and it never gets old.
The locales called this the Tunking Mills because of the sound that this old stamping mill made. Lots of history in the Pine lands.
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Hiking Franklin Parker Preserve- Pinelands Fine Art

Franklin Parker Preserve Photos


Not been up to snuff, I’m working on some health issues, but I did manage to get out to one of my favorite places. I was hoping for some eagle sightings but it looks like the were not around. 

I did a hike on the yellow trail and decided to listen to mother natures call and make some Pine Lands Fine Art photography. #optoutside

Here’s a short video a short video which I enjoyed making. I will probably make more videos. afternoon at Franklin parker preserve
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Last of Fall Colors in the Pine Lands

Beautful Fall Color in the Pine lands
Beautful Fall Color in the Pine lands
Stunning Color

The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands or simply the Pines. I like the heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of New Jersey. The name “pine barrens” refers to the area’s sandy, acidic, nutrient-poor soil.

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I like wandering the Pine lands looking for fine art photographic locations. I still have lots of ground to cover before the snow starts falling and the roads are in-passable. If you would like to explore the Pines, a good place to start is the Wharton Track.

Reference for more information. New Jersey Pinelands Commission