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04/15/2021 09:29PM  

I've meant to do this for a while, I saw this on Gabbro in 2013. That whole site is basically one huge rock. At some time, someone installed this chain in the rock. I'd be interested in what this might have been used for.
 
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Saberboys
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04/15/2021 09:55PM  
Is that the island campsite? Maybe to hold the old fire grate in place?
 
04/15/2021 10:01PM  
Saberboys: "Is that the island campsite? Maybe to hold the old fire grate in place?"
It's the first site on the right, coming through the narrows and getting into actual Gabbro.
 
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04/15/2021 10:39PM  
maxxbhp: " I've meant to do this for a while, I saw this on Gabbro in 2013. That whole site is basically one huge rock. At some time, someone installed this chain in the rock. I'd be interested in what this might have been used for. "

Logging I would think, no? There's one on a site in Quetico Lake too.
 
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04/16/2021 04:46AM  
Argo: "maxxbhp: " I've meant to do this for a while, I saw this on Gabbro in 2013. That whole site is basically one huge rock. At some time, someone installed this chain in the rock. I'd be interested in what this might have been used for. "


Logging I would think, no? There's one on a site in Quetico Lake too."


I would agree. My guess would be to anchor one end of a log boom. I recall seeing one or two on Ima also.
 
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04/17/2021 10:11AM  
I think that's site #1712. We stayed there in 2019 and really liked it. I thought that the chain was pretty cool also and it appears at 2:02 in this video: Gabbro Trip

I'm assuming it dates back to the logging days and secured some type of vessel or log containment to shore.
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/17/2021 10:38AM  
I’ve seen many eye bolts installed into rocks over the years. I assume that they were to hold log booms until the loggers transported them.
Good find Max
 
04/17/2021 12:43PM  
Savage Voyageur: "I’ve seen many eye bolts installed into rocks over the years. I assume that they were to hold log booms until the loggers transported them.
Good find Max "


This is my thought w/ all the ones I've seen up there. Logging related. Or hold a boat dock to shore.
 
schweady
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04/19/2021 02:21PM  

Actually more common than you'd think. Here's an impressive one on Clear Lake site #1691.

 
MikeinMpls
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04/19/2021 06:35PM  
These things are all over the place. Jordan Lake has them, as well as logging junk, like barrel staves, in the woods. Ima Lake, Brule Lake, Fourtown Lake have similar.I agree with Schweady...there is a lot more than people think. There is a lot of cool junk out there.

Mike
 
04/19/2021 06:47PM  
MikeinMpls: "These things are all over the place. Jordan Lake has them, as well as logging junk, like barrel staves, in the woods. Ima Lake, Brule Lake, Fourtown Lake have similar.I agree with Schweady...there is a lot more than people think. There is a lot of cool junk out there.


Mike"


We tied our canoes down at a Fourtown site with one. No chain left on it but the ring bolt in the rock was still there
 
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