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Offline 1270d

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old time maine logging
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:13:30 pm »
I found this very interesting.  So many questions I've had about the old methods answered in this film.   I love the river drives and the huge band saws.
 

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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 08:13:29 pm »
That's great! Thanks for posting. I'm currently managing some of that forest. Neat to see the comparison.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 09:18:55 pm »
Thanks for posting.  I don't live too far from where this was taken. I remember as a child seeing the men out on the river drtives walking the logs.  Cherished memories!

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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 09:21:20 pm »
GREAT stuff! :)
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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 09:35:35 pm »
Great film and also nice to hear a normal voice... ;D
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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 10:06:50 pm »
Great comprehensive video showing a full story of logging history.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 10:07:56 pm »
Way awesome piece of history!! Thanks for putting this up for us to view.
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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 11:36:22 pm »
Wicked good.  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 03:40:00 am »
That was great !!! Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 06:39:12 am »
I think I bought that tape.That's how much I liked it. They show those at Fryeburg Fair.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 06:46:01 am »
I've not seen the video, dial-up here. But I believe PBS has shown it on occasion during pledge drives. Kind of like the old guy up in Alaska building his cabin.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 08:13:11 am »
Boy wouldn't you like to have lived that era instead of today having all those hydraulics and electric motors doing all that work? Those were some hard working fellas and dangerous conditions also. Thanks for posting. bg

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 01:11:31 pm »
now thats hard work, you can tell no fat men :D :D
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 01:49:16 pm »
You never met the cook. :D My grandfather's uncle Dick was a camp cook and he was tall and big round. When he waved that clever at ya, it was time to move. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 02:22:42 pm »
You never met the cook. :D My grandfather's uncle Dick was a camp cook and he was tall and big round. When he waved that clever at ya, it was time to move. :D

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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 05:58:40 pm »
Thank you very much. That was great.

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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 08:02:23 pm »
what was that mill around 21:30? were they making lap siding or something? It probably told on the audio, but I aint got audio at the moment.
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 09:22:34 pm »
Yes audio called it clapboard siding 

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 02:18:06 am »
Yeah clapboards are pretty common on old houses up this way.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2012, 04:02:42 am »
Thanks for the post.  I am fortunate enough to have a grandfather still live next door to me.  He will be 90 next month and has told me some good stories about when he worked lumber camps and log drives. 
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