Harvesting the River
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Ice Hook
Wood staff, metal
Used like an oar to propel a skiff onto and across the ice when the river was frozen. This type of ice hook was also used to move ice blocks around during an ice harvest.
Illinois State Museum Collection
Gift of Laurel Klinedinst, Havana, Illinois.

Photograph by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum.

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