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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Out for Wild friendship

Afternoo pindlands photo at Freindship

This photograph coming from a scouting mission in the pine lands with my son. the trek also included a test drive of hos truck which is designed to do off road exploration. I love this location and I promise more photos and details form this location in the Pine barrens of New Jersey.

Hello Pine Barrens!

Landscape photo from Bass River state park

Welcome to the Pine lands of New jersey, I love the Pines its a special place that is like no other place on the planet.

A Truly Special Place

This is truly a special place. It’s classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the country’s first National Reserve. It includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over 700,000 permanent residents.

Controlled Burn – Pine lands Style

Another bog
Majestic Cedar trees photo
Majestic Cedar trees
Photo of a cedar bridge
Bridge to the other side of nowhere
Photo of a Bog
View across the bog
Photo of a Batona Trail Marker
Batona Trail Marker
Photo of Beaver engineering
Beavers doing there thing.
Photo 38.5 Mile marker Batona Trail
38.5 Mile marker Batona Trail
Photo of a Stream in Pine Lands
Stream View

I was lucky enough to be Chatsworth Lake, NJ for the out of control burn by the NJ Forest Service.
I got lots of photographs of the damage the burn does which are on Louis Dallara Photography Site

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