The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has announce the second Great Brant Lake Canoe Race is set for Saturday, August 7th. Brant Lake, considered the location of the first log drives in America, is located just west of Lake George in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Great Brant Lake Canoe Race August 7th
Recently my son Adam and his daughter were canoeing on the Hudson River above the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls when they noticed a small tree growing atop an old stone pier about 30 feet from shore – and something more. Tangled in the roots, they found a large old rusted chain with links 4 inches wide by 6 inches long.
Sharing pictures with Richard “Dick” Nason, the unofficial Finch Pruyn Paper Company historian and an authority on river log drives, it appears likely the chain was left over from the heyday of log drives on the Hudson River. [Read more…] about An Old Hudson River Chain Recalls Logging History