How old is the Log drivers Waltz?
The Log Driver’s Waltz is a Canadian folk song, written by Wade Hemsworth. The Log Driver’s Waltz is also a Canadian animated film from the National Film Board, released in 1979 as part of its Canada Vignettes series.
Who sang the Log Drivers Waltz?
The Bay Street Bastards
Log Driver’s Waltz/Artists
When was the Log Driver’s Waltz written?
The song was written by Hemsworth in the 1950s after he spent time as a surveyor in Northern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador, living in logging camps. Wade Hemsworth’s great nephew, who also goes by the same name, is now the guardian of his great uncle’s music. The songwriter died in 2002.
Who wrote the log drivers song?
The Log-Driver’s Waltz/Composers
Do log drivers still exist?
The occupation of log driving eventually died out with the advent of railroads and the use of trucks on logging roads.
When did log driving start in Canada?
From the middle of the 19th century, log driving became the main transportation method of the early logging industry. Intrepid log drivers (or draveurs in Quebec) travelled timber down unforgiving rivers and waterways, from the forest to sawmills.
What is a river driver?
Definition of river driver : one who drives logs on a river.
Why are sunken logs worth so much?
Trees become submerged by slipping from a logger’s grasp or by growing in a valley previously dammed for reservoir construction. Very few of these old growth trees remain legally accessible for harvest today, which makes the sinker logs that much more desirable.
What is a sinker log?
River Recovered Sinker & Deadhead Logs “Sinker” is simply a term for a log that sank to the bottom of a waterway during transport, or the bottom of a holding pond while it was waiting for processing.
What is River logging?
River logging was primarily a winter business. Only when the swampy ground had frozen over and ice covered the roads could logs be handled with minimum expense. The crew went into the woods in September and established a camp at a spot convenient to the area marked for logging.