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Do you know why "Tinderbox" is so named?http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/
Not sure, tried looking. There is a "powder jetty" around the coast a way, and the end of the peninsula has the site of an old battery, intended, as I recall, to help repulse the Russians in the very early years of last century. Perhaps the powder was stored in the vicinity, rendering the place a bit of a "tinderbox".I've also read, rather implausibly, that an actual tinderbox was lost here and then found again...I will see what I can find out.
Thanks Mark. I did not mean to take up your time, but find old names interesting.Keith.http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com
Just got an email from someone who reckons the Tinderbox name comes from a tinderbox that was found there, having been lost by an early French exploration party. Could end up being a cool explanation!
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