Other single bricks lay nearby, possibly dislodged from this group. Though my middle name is Mason, I am by no means an expert on bricks. But I can tell hand-made brick from more modern day ones, and these were most definitely in the former category.
So what was the purpose of this grouping of bricks? Their location closely coincides with one of the 15 or so structures indicated on the 1919 APCO survey map, structures that would have to be removed before the dam was completed.
Perhaps they formed the base of a hearth, or maybe they provided support for a heavy piece of equipment. There was a story here to be told. There were few boats about and it was a nice quiet day, but if the bricks were trying to communicate, their voices were muted by time.