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Speaker: Well I never- never went up the river at all, see much about it, but I used to draw wood from the edge of it. I just had to pull off of the- do-you-see? And that's where they couldn't get a carter for, and I could make good money out of it. They weren't stinging at all. Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: Sticking. Interviewer: How did they get the wood there? Speaker: Ah- w-- h-- well, it floated down, do-you-see. Interviewer: Uh-huh, from where? Speaker: Ah, all up along the river, do-you-see, where they were cutting wood and-everything. There were all full of woodlands up there. Interviewer: Uh-huh. Speaker: Big mills and-everything. Interviewer: How would they get it down the river? How would they float it down? Speaker: It would float down itself with the high water. Interviewer: Just- did they tie them up? Or- Speaker: No no, ju-- just- just floatwood. And they got it for nothing. Interviewer: Oh yeah. Speaker: Float in there at the shore, do-you-see, and come d-- down an awful lot of a- stuff between logs, do-you-see, coming down. And then when they took the logs out of the water, they were all free. Oh, you know, when there's- when they were in Arnprior.
Wood floating down a river.