According to the Virtual Museum:
"The logging boom brought large, if relatively short lived benefits to the town [of Massey], not only through direct spending and employment, but through reaction of much additional work such as the sorting and sawing of logs.
The sorting jack near the mouth of the Spanish River for example, sorted up to _______________________ logs per day. Each log was identified as to owner by the company stamp or symbol imprinted in one end of the log with a metal stamp hammer. There are some of the original hammers located at the Massey Museum.
Sometimes unscrupulous operators would steal logs and cut off the stamped end but the force of the hammer blow was often enough to make an impression for a considerable distance down the length of the log. On at least one occasion, careful examination of the grain revealed the imprint of the rightful owner and led to prosecution of the thieves."
Is the correct answer:
CONTEST CLOSES: Sunday, May 15th at 5pm.
CORRECT ANSWER: up to 32,000 logs were sorted per day
WINNER: Only one entry was received so the prize of a free pair of tickets automatically goes to Chantal Jerome. Thanks for entering Chantal!
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