Davis Raft

DAVIS RAFT was a LOG BOOM devised by G.G. Davis, a logger, at PORT RENFREW in 1911. The rafts were used to transport logs across the exposed waters off the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND and QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND, where conventional booms—used to transport logs on protected waters—could not withstand the larger swells and rougher waves of the open ocean. A Davis raft consisted of a 40-m-long mat of logs woven together with steel cables; logs were piled on in layers. The entire raft was...

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