Category Archives: Morris Canal

Hold Dear, Proud Heritage

A rare photo of Incline Plane Ten East of the old Morris Canal. My grandfather, Watson Mabey was the last working engineer of this plane house, prior to the canal closing. That may well be my grandfather in this picture. … Continue reading

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To Build A Set

The other day, in going through boxes of my notes, I found one of my sketches for the set design of “Beyond The North Star.” To Build A Set By Richard Mabey Jr. In the dawn of 1988, I began … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams

It was an honor to work with the genius writer, Bill Anderson. Reverend Fred Herwaldt saw something special in the script of “Beyond the North Star.” Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams By Richard Mabey Jr. During my year of … Continue reading

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Sleeping Out in the Backyard

The old pup tent provided ideal shelter for sleeping out in the backyard. Sleeping Out in the Backyard By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1964, I was 10 years old. In September, I would turn 11 and would … Continue reading

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Homesick For My Little Office

When all the dust is settled, more and more, I feel a certain homesick feeling. Homesick For My Little Office By Richard Mabey Jr. Long before dear old Rod Stewart’s raspy voice sang to us about his old love, Maggie … Continue reading

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The Old Canal House

A picture of the old Francisco canal house, located on Mabey Lane in Lincoln Park, as it looked in 1996. The house was built sometime in the 1850s. Unfortunately it was torn down in 1997. The Old Canal House by … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thomas Wolfe

Thank You, Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the … Continue reading

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