The wreckage of a log barge lies partially buried by the Kaliakh River sand spit. Log barges were used to transport cut logs from coastal forests to regional sawmills such as the one in Jakolof Bay near Homer.
A steam donkey sits abandoned in Winter Harbor on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. The mobile engine was a significant development for industrial scale logging because it could drag or "yard" very large logs up or down steep mountain slopes and eventually to tidewater.
On the north shore of Sadie Cove there is a small cluster of buildings occupying a private inholding in Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. The Sadie Cove Boatworks was a sawmill and shop that salvaged beach logs and milled lumber.
Timber rafts are used in Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to cheaply transport whole logs by water. Very large rafts are often pulled by small tugboats through Dodd Narrows in British Columbia.
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