Letter: Wonderful Look at a Perilous Era
To the Editor:
Much as I enjoyed and admired Larry Coffin’s piece on the Connecticut River log drives (“Log Drives,” May 11), I would point out that the river drive on the Machias River, from Third Machias Lake to Whitneyville, took 39 days, two full weeks more than the 25 days of the Wells River-to-Hartford drive. The greater time had more to do with the relative slenderness and sinuosity of the Machias River than with distance.
For all that — and it’s minor in my eyes — how wonderful to see this recall of the more fabulous and perilous era of the timber industry in our region.