Banking ground: A landing area to which logs are hauled before loading or river driving.
Boom: A string of logs chained together at the ends to form a barrier holding logs in one place in a pond, lake, or river until ready for driving downstream.
Calks: Sharp cleats or spikes on the soles of boots worn by lumber- jacks and river drivers.
Drive: To float logs on a river from the forest to a mill or shipping point.
Hauling road: Main road leading from the woods to a landing or banking ground.
Jam: A tangle of logs in a stream or river.
Kedging: Moving a boom across the surface of the water by turning a winch or by pulling with a boat.
Logging sled: A heavy double sled used to haul logs.
Peavy: A tool used for rolling logs. A peavy is capped by an iron spike with a long metal hook.
Pike pole: A long pole with one or two hooks on the end, used to move logs from a boat or a river bank.
Pulpwood: Raw material for a paper mill.
Saw timber: Trees suitable for the production of building lumber.
Skid: To drag logs on the ground from the stump to a skidway or landing.
Skidway: A pair of logs, usually supported by a framework, on which logs are piled for storage.
Spud: A tool with a metal blade used to remove bark.
Swampers: Men who cut trails for skidders and horses.
Tote road: A supply road to a lumber camp.
Van: The lumber camp store.
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