From Stump to Ship

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From Stump to Ship

logging

From Stump to Ship

Release Date: December 31, 1930

Year    :   1930
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Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   Alfred Ames, Howard Kahn
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RunTime    :   30 mins.

The long log drive: a spring journey down icy streams and rivers moving logs from the forest to the mill for sawing into boards, laths, and clapboards. For more than 150 years, logging techniques remained the same. Men cut trees by hand and loaded them on horse-drawn sleds to be hauled over snow to the river. Skilled river drivers maneuvered the logs downstream, risking their limbs and lives every day. This film survives as a record of the long log business.


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