The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 18, 1911

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Lumbering Extraordinary

Probably the most peculiar lumbering operations I the world are being carried on in the Bay of Quinte, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, where powerful engines are hoisting valuable oak and walnut logs from the bottom of the bay. Som of them are 50 feet long and sound as the day they were felled, though many of these logs have been submerged for 25 years.

Long ago the lake was surrounded by magnificent forests of oak, pine and black walnut, and when the logs were felled and run into the lake for shipment great numbers of the heaviest sank through their own weight or because they were covered with snow.

Divers recently ascertained that the bottom of the bay was full of logs and barges equipped with engines and grappling hooks are now hoisting them for commercial purposes, says the Chicago"News." Hundreds of dollars are raised daily.

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 18, 1911