Underwater Logging

JimiFromMI jimifrommi at aol.com
Tue Apr 28 09:52:52 EST 1998


In article <3544BA1C.9404FB43 at olympus.net>, Mike Hagen <mhagen at olympus.net>
writes:

> In lean times, locals
>prospected swamps for sunken white cedar using long rods. This is only
>slightly less dismal than having to dive into Lake Superior. Then
>again, wisconsins bug infested swamps may make deepwater logging a
>better choice...

Thanks for bringing this up, I forgot to.

I recall that cedar swamps and other acid bogs (peat) prevent decomposition of
organic matter, thus preserving ancient logs in the depths.

With regard to preservation, how would Great Lake-swallowed logs compare with
the swamp-buried logs mentioned above?




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