Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900

Contributed by Ambajejus Boom House Museum

Description

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.

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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

For more information about this item, contact:

Ambajejus Boom House Museum
PO Box 362, Ambajejus Lake, Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 731-3672

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