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The float in the Drammensvassdraget

Written by Bent Ek

Timber floating had taken place in the watercourse since the High Middle Ages, and more and more of the timber had to be transported from the upper parts of the district, where there were still forests with large dimensions. This applied to both sawn timber and beams that were cut with an ax. The authorities adopted regulations for the floating and regulations on how large quantities could be chopped and cut on the various saws, but the floating itself was organized by the timber traders in cooperation with each other, but where the largest sawmill owners had the decisive say._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_

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