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Accession # SRM1978-31

Cant hook

19th century


A cant hook is a logging tool used to lift, turn, and pry logs when loading them onto a ship. The men who moved these logs were known as river drivers. They had the difficult job of trying to ensure that the logs continued to move and to prevent them from jamming up the river.




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