Contributed by Ambajejus Boom House Museum
Made of yellow birch, through shot pins were used in the logging industry to fasten logs together to make a boom. Booms were used to gather together 3,500 - 4000 cords of pulp wood for transport across a lake so the logs could continue down the next river. This early method of connecting logs to making a boom was replaced by boom chains.
About This Item
- Title: Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Ambajejus
- Town: T1 R9 WELS
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: Wood
- Dimensions: 63 cm x 80 cm x 10 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Log transportation--Maine
- Great Northern Paper Company--Equipment and supplies
- Lumber industry--Maine
For more information about this item, contact:Ambajejus Boom House Museum
PO Box 362, Ambajejus Lake, Millinocket, ME 04462
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