Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about log jams and log rafts.
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Raft of Squared Timber below Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Canada. One of the last square timber rafts to be floated down the Ottawa River at the turn of the 20th century. It took an average of two months to make the trip to Quebec City coves. The trees were chopped down with double bitted axes and the pointed ends partially refelct this procedure and it also assisted in skidding the logs.
Imprisoned in a floating boom on Allumettes Lake on the Ottawa River, the logs make their way downstream.
Just after clearing a river jammed with floating timber. Himalayas.
Note the man tanding on log jam, right of center near the bottom.