|steam donkey (Duck Bay)|
Ce n'est pas une steam donkey
You'll find this rusting hulk at the west end of Duck Bay. Some people call it a "steam donkey," but, according to Ansel Aho, it was actually some kind of steam powered shovel. Says Ansel: about 50 or 60 years ago some kids got it started up and drove it down onto the beach and left it there. The tide came in, and there it stays.
Maybe a gallon of WD-40 would do the job?
If anybody knows anything more, please use the feedback form below to let me know.
The Steam Donkey at Duck Bay
(water-colour by Michael Kluckner )
1. The term steam donkey is the nickname for a type of steam-powered winch that was once widely used in logging operations. You use them to drag felled logs from the forest down into the water so that they can be boomed.
2. Based on calculations I've made, it should completely rust away by the year 2376 (in March).
___________________________________________________________________We love visiting this relic, we've heard some islanders call it 'Mike the Machine' so that's how we refer to it. It's a cool relic of the past.
tbasaraba at mac.com
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