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Forum topic by DSD posted 12-12-2015 04:19 PM 1184 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DSD

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12-12-2015 04:19 PM

My buddy found this deep in the mud of a shallow lake, just offshore of the location of some old & long gone Lumber Mills – any idea what it might be?

http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p624/DeepSeaDan/th_IMG_0956_zpsbiyyxkju.jpg


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#1 posted 12-12-2015 05:16 PM

Anchor? Or some kind of log puller?

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 05:46 PM

Loggers on the river, or possibly lake, used them to grab logs floating a distance away, tied a rope to it and slung it over the log then pulled it to them.

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 05:53 PM

Is that what the sheriff uses to drag for bodies after a drowning?

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 06:55 PM

Forged sea serpent fishing hook.

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#5 posted 12-13-2015 05:52 PM

I’m assuming it’s a log hook too, but I don’t see how that would hook logs very well since the hooks go outward instead of a scissor type action. Maybe hooking a rope that’s tied around the logs?

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DSD

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 07:07 PM

Thanks for the input Lads! Methinks jbay is the closest to what this tool was used for.

Having seen several sea serpents up close & personal, I can say with conviction that ElChe is somewhat off the mark.

I’ll keep looking & report back should anyone positively I.D. it.

Regards,
DSD

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#7 posted 12-13-2015 07:13 PM

rock anchor,used in rocky bottoms to snag between rocks.or it’s missing a tine or two and it’s a grappling hook.

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#8 posted 12-13-2015 08:02 PM



Forged sea serpent fishing hook.

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Close, it a hook used for Alaska salmon.

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#9 posted 12-13-2015 11:55 PM

I believe it’s a push hook for a double log trough. To pull the logs up the trough from the pond. You line up the logs in the though, then line up the hook behind the logs and attach the ring to the hoist chain or cable, which runs down the center of the troughs. when the drag is tightened the logs are pushed up the troughs. Not many mills had double troughs. Later most log ponds had endless chain drags with uprights every so many feet that pushed the logs up instead of a hoist cable or chain that had to be walked back down.

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#10 posted 12-14-2015 12:09 AM

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#11 posted 12-14-2015 12:16 AM

bold1 I’m super impressed with your answer!
thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 12-14-2015 12:23 AM

Bold1, I do believe you have the answer – thanks!

DSD

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