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Thread: River Cypres @ A Georgia Mill

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    River Cypres @ A Georgia Mill

    This is rather long winded, but I found it quite interesting. Estimate of how old the tree was is around 660 years old and was cut down somewhere around 150 - 170 years ago. What I don't get is why did they just leave em in the river after all the effort to fell the tree!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCtq-P1dLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Nelson1 View Post
    What I don't get is why did they just leave em in the river after all the effort to fell the tree!
    David,
    it was common to collect the felled trees in the river until a full raft or season was done, then take the entire raft downriver to process. During the time the logs sat in the river, some would become waterlogged and sink. Raising them was more effort than simply cutting another.
    Mike
    From the workshop under the staircase, Clinton Township, MI
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    The "Theory of Spontaneous Junk".

    Too funny. Red Green's got nuttin' on this feller.

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    Oh I thought the mill was very well built with things just laying around LOL

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