Log jam, Aroostook County, ca. 1900

Contributed by D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

Log jam, Aroostook County, ca. 1900

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Loggers using cantdogs, also called peaveys or canthooks, to clear a log jam on the Aroostook River around 1900.

Clearing log jams was hazardous work because the logs could shift suddenly, plunging a logger into the icy water filled with logs.

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  • Title: Log jam, Aroostook County, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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