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Old 09-19-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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Interesting. I had some ideas, but the more I thought about it, the less likely it seemed. What's the history of the land where they were found? Logging, Farming? Type of farm ?
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:16 PM   #3
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Mark Island...no farming here...my guess was some kind of logging/ tree work tools.

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I thought earlier, not much logging on the islands except to harvest after the hurricane of '38. Now it dawns on me. I suggest these were used to tie logs together to make a log raft and transport the harvest behind a tow boat.

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Descant, you are absolutely right. These probably have very little practical value at this time, but they would be of interest to a local museum.
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Hang them on the wall, make an interesting conversation piece!
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Hang them on the wall, make an interesting conversation piece!
That's my plan...and my grandson can tell everyone he found 'em!

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Perhaps an antique log dog?
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Cool find! Now the kid will be scouring the island for more booty!
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Grandson found these on the property last week. I can guess what they might be, but not exactly sure...
Thanks for sharing this find.

I would guess it's a logging tool as well, but I would speculate that they might have originally been railroad spikes re-crafted with a little "yankee ingenuity" into these skidding spikes to drag or tow the logs. Without question hand made, note the different number of links on each one.


Very cool discovery.
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Cool find! Now the kid will be scouring the island for more booty!
If it'll keep him out of my hair, I'm all for it!

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I would have displayed them a little differently by showing them spread out but then again I have a log home where all the walls are game for hanging cool stuff.
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I would have displayed them a little differently by showing them spread out but then again I have a log home where all the walls are game for hanging cool stuff.
I have a log home as well, but think that fireplaces have room for cool stuff too!

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