Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900

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.

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  • Title: Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: T1 R9 WELS, Piscataquis County, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 63 cm x 80 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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