The Kearny Cedar Swamp

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If you look north from the southern edge of the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area, you can still see the remains of an old White-Cedar forest, where — legend has it — pirates used to hide after raiding boats in New York Harbor.

The NJMC’s Angelo Urato took the above photo last week.

The forest was burned in the late 1700s-early 1800s (depending on which source you consult) in an effort to drive out the pirates.

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