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Old 09-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Mystery mountain near Elizabethtown

The caption for this photo is "a log sluice and stripped mountainside near Elizabethtown in the 1880's". Can anyone identify this location?

Source: http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...onvention.html

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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I'm going to guess it's Hurricane, but not sure. The sluice looks like it would be where 9N is today.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Another possibile candidate is Raven Hill.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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Another possibile candidate is Raven Hill.
Very possible. The problem is that just about everywhere looked like this at that time.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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I never thought about logging and sluices on mountains. The only structure locally to me I am aware of is the old Devil's Track and its not in the Adirondacks.
http://www.cog-railway.com/devils.htm

Where else in the Adirondack were these log sluices? I would like to learn more.. how did they avoid log jams and did the logs float in water from uphill sources?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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There were sluices on Whiteface on the ski center side and on Round Mt. above Chapel Pond. I went to a program on logging years ago and the speaker said that the Chapel Pond cliffs were origianlly wooded and the logging and fires created the bare rock we see today.

I think both types, water and dry sluices were used.
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