Hauling Logs in the Early Days of Logging

With only horses, human muscle, and a bit of mechanical ingenuity, early loggers devised clever methods of hauling logs.

hauling logs - stiff tongue diagram
A stiff-tongue cart tipped back into loading position. A chain goes from the front of each gypsy block and under the log. The chain from the end of the tongue is used to pull the tongue down and lift the log.
Farm Collector Magazine Staff