Logs yarded for spring drive at logging camp in Colton

A pile of logs stacked in winter at a Colton logging camp. Over the winter loggers cut logs and piled them near the river. In spring, the “key log” would be taken out, forcing the pile to roll into the river, where the loggers could then “drive” the logs downstream.  Circa 1900. Colton, NY.

Related story on early logging here.

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