Photo of the Day: Slide-hauling, ca. 1910

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Pictured: Slide-hauling wood, Harbour Grace, ca. 1910. (Lady Lake or Bannerman Lake?) These slides were often called “catamarans,” which the Newfoundland English Dictionary defines as “a sled with stout wooden runners curved up in front and with a vertical stick, or ‘horn,’ at each corner, hauled in the winter by dogs, horse or man, used esp for carting wood and other heavy loads, but also for pleasure.” Also, the horse in this picture is the famous Newfoundland pony breed.

Photo courtesy Conception Bay Museum archives.

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