Heavy sleds, designed to transport timber from the forest to water courses down which it is floated or to haul it to mill or market, have been perfected chiefly in the United States and Canada. The importance of this method is indicated by the fact that it is used in transporting approximately 90 per cent of the annual log input of New England and New York, 80 per cent of that of the Lake States, and 100 per cent of that of Alaska and of Canada, exclusive of British Columbia.
The credit for the development of sled-hauling methods in the logging industry is due chiefly to practical woodsmen.
Koroleff, Alexander Michael, and Ralph C. Bryant. 1925. The Transportation of Logs on Sleds. Yale School of Forestry Bulletin 13. 110 pp. + figures
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