- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The foundations of old Hudson River piers used decades ago during the lumber heyday in the Adirondacks are being revealed as the water level is lowered for a project.

The Saratogian reports (https://bit.ly/1KBvzUJ ) that the river’s flow above the city of Glens Falls has been lowered to allow workers to do maintenance on the dam just above the falls.

The lower water level has revealed wood-and-stone piers that date back to the days of logging drives that sent millions of board feet of timber floating downriver from the Adirondacks to lumber and paper mills along the upper Hudson. Dozens of piers were built to anchor large groups of logs sent downriver.

Lumber operations in the Adirondacks started decades before the Civil War and lasted until the mid-20th century, when trucks began transporting logs to the mills.

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Information from: The Saratogian, https://www.saratogian.com

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