Sleigh of Logs


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A rutter was a devise that attached to a log sled runner and cleared the ruts in the road for the sleigh to follow.
Notes:
Information taken from "Lumbering in Michigan" by Maria Quinlan.
Date of Original:
c 1896
Dimensions:
Width: 7623 px
Height: 6298 px
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 7623px
Image Height: 6298px
Subject(s):
Collection:
Fletcher Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.03334
    Latitude: 45.03334 Longitude: -83.64998
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Fletcher Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

Sleigh of Logs
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Sleigh of Logs


A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A rutter was a devise that attached to a log sled runner and cleared the ruts in the road for the sleigh to follow.