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Re: old time maine logging
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 06:29:51 AM »
Since I never saw the video because of slow connection, I was wondering if the video showed the floating camp on a raft for the cook shack to feed the log drivers. ;D

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 06:43:52 AM »
I don't think it did SD.
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 06:50:38 AM »
Usually required big wide rivers I think. Up here they were common sites on our river drives up until the early 50's I think. Our main rivers here are big rivers. There was a special name for them rafts, anyone know. ;D

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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 12:30:01 PM »
There was a sort of floating cook shack. Not real big by the looks of it.  I think. They called it a wangen or wannegen or something like that

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 12:45:07 PM »
 ;) wanigan yes. But, also wangan or wangun. :) They weren't real big no.

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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2012, 09:14:53 PM »
That was something to see.    Thanks for posting it.   I'm new around here.   From Pa.
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2012, 10:11:52 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2012, 05:22:24 PM »
That's a great old film. Thanks for posting.

For those who are interested in purchasing a DVD, it is now published by Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, ME.  You can watch or order films online at their website www.oldfilm.org or call them at 1.800.639.1636.  Other amazing historical films that they have include "King Spruce" and "Last Long Log Drive Down the Kennebec".
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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2012, 09:28:55 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, saxon!
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