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Old 06-20-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Large odd wooden structure off Shep's

Found this last year and went back for another scan and dive recently with much better conditions. First time I dove it visibility was about 3 feet.

Very heavy construction and probably weighs nearly a ton on dry land. I am mystified as to what it was. It appears to be almost upside down but I could be wrong. Sitting in about 47 feet and stands at least ten feet high into the water column even at an angle. How far down into the lake bed it is is impossible to say of course.

What it was and how it got about 500 feet offshore I do not know.

Pictures are screen shots off the GoPro video-not particularly good but that's the best I can do.

Ideas welcomed as to what this thing is.

https://youtu.be/1eZs8KJN3GI



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Old 06-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #2
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Looks like an section of an old dock. Nice hand hewn pieces. The box like structure is probably a crib for rocks. They may have removed the rocks then let the retreating ice in the spring take it out away from shore where it sank.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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Looks like an section of an old dock. Nice hand hewn pieces. The box like structure is probably a crib for rocks. They may have removed the rocks then let the retreating ice in the spring take it out away from shore where it sank.
Yeah -- after watching the YouTube video, my first thought was that it could be a section of crib dock....perhaps a pre-fab section that was being transported and fell off a barge. Then again, maybe the ice did carry it out. Interesting.
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Yeah -- after watching the YouTube video, my first thought was that it could be a section of crib dock....perhaps a pre-fab section that was being transported and fell off a barge. Then again, maybe the ice did carry it out. Interesting.
Or... perhaps it was being dragged across the ice, and was too heavy and went through the ice. It looks like it was quite substantial, but perhaps a possibility.
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Or... perhaps it was being dragged across the ice, and was too heavy and went through the ice. It looks like it was quite substantial, but perhaps a possibility.
Now that is probably the most logical explanation. Far more likely than it falling off a barge.
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Ideas welcomed as to what this thing is.
I'll take a guess that it was a ramp for lifting ice from the lake so that the blocks of ice could be loaded onto horse drawn sleds or truck and hauled to shore.

Something like a little up-hill rail-road track?? Just to get it onto a sled or the bed of a truck.

It might have been a portable device that was moved around to different locations on the surface of the ice. Then some how one year it was not pulled off the ice in time during the spring thaw and ended up where it is now.

That's my guess.

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Old 07-29-2016, 11:37 AM   #7
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How big is this? Any idea how old?
I'd think the ice ramp or a prefab dock being transported would float, not sink. An old dock crib would be waterlogged and sink, right? But old cribs were made of logs, not nice hand hewn beams. ??
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Could it be this?
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I'll take a guess that it was a ramp for lifting ice from the lake so that the blocks of ice could be loaded onto horse drawn sleds or truck and hauled to shore.

Something like a little up-hill rail-road track?? Just to get it onto a sled or the bed of a truck.

It might have been a portable device that was moved around to different locations on the surface of the ice. Then some how one year it was not pulled off the ice in time during the spring thaw and ended up where it is now.

That's my guess.
Good idea. If it's that old, it's more likely to be something like that, than a dock. After all, back in those days, they didn't have docks like we do today.
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