Logger holding a Pike Pole standing on the log pond at Mineral Lake.: 0523.0059
0523.0059: Logger holding a Pike Pole standing on the log pond at Mineral Lake.
Logger holding a Pike Pole standing on the log pond. In lumbering they are used to control logs floating on a river in a log drive and constructing log rafts. Pike poles used in log rafting were originally made of wood, typically spruce or fir. In the mid-1960s they began to be made of aluminum tubing plugged with a wooden knob to maintain buoyancy. Specialized logging tools of similar appearance are peavey and cant hook. Can anyone help identify this logger?
Medium: Photograph - Image
Date: Circa 1945
Source: Columbia Basin Institute
Collection: Columbia Basin Institute (0523)
Physical Features Lakes Mineral Lake
Industry Lumbering Log Pond
Industry Lumbering Poles
Industry Lumbering Companies and Mills Cranbrook Sash and Door
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