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
    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:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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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.