An illustration of "Starting a Boom" from Thomas Sedgwick Steele's 1880 edition of Canoe and Camera (p. 107). A lumberman balances on a log at the edge of the river and uses a peavey to try and free logs to flow downstream.
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Canoe and Camera by Thomas Sedgwick Steele, 1880 edition
Penobscot River, lumber industry, logging, peavey, river driving