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  • Harvesting wood by using a horse and slide.

    Usage: "The sea ice starts to pack into the harbor in February. From April to mid-May there is heavy, packed ice and rain, drizzle and fog. By mid-May the ice on The Pond has typically melted, however, in some years it is so thick at the end of April that it can support slide hauling...."

    --from Robert Mellin, Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.

    December 9, 2007