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Term: Ice-guards (logging)

Definition:

Heavy timbers fastened fan-shaped about a cluster of boom .piles at an angle of approximately 30 degrees to the surface of the water.  They prevent the destruction of the boom by ice, through forcing it to mount the guards and be broken.  View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org

View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.


[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]
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