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Ambajejus Boom House

Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900

Contributed by Ambajejus Boom House Museum
MMN Item 23086 Item Details
Through shot, Ambajejus, ca. 1900
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Description

Made of yellow birch, through shot pins were used in the logging industry to fasten logs together to make a boom. Booms were used to gather together 3,500 - 4000 cords of pulp wood for transport across a lake so the logs could continue down the next river. This early method of connecting logs to making a boom was replaced by boom chains.

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