Bailing Water from a Skiff Contest

The annual logging show held in Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest is the "real thing" --not a tourist show--where loggers, past loggers and wanna be loggers compete.  Men and women team up to cut through a hard spruce  log in a timed event called "Jack and Jill." They use the "Misery whip," a two person bladed saw that takes muscles and skill to maneuver.There was a two person wheelbarrow race.  They also compete to empty a skiff full of water, toss hatchets at a target, throw chain saws, stack wood, and the big event is to climb a 65 foot pole..

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