Same view. Another member in the same crib is raised and taken into storage. These dressed timbers were rough cut with an adz and then jack planed to smoothness. The parts fit together with remarkable precision. No caulking was required to keep the cribs water tight. Like a taut ship, the oak swelled to a perfect fit. - Wabash and Erie Canal, Lock No. 2, 8 miles east of Fort Wayne, adjacent to U.S. Route 24, New Haven, Allen County, IN

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Same view. Another member in the same crib is raised and taken into storage. These dressed timbers were rough cut with an adz and then jack planed to smoothness. The parts fit together with remarkable precision. No caulking was required to keep the cribs water tight. Like a taut ship, the oak swelled to a perfect fit. - Wabash and Erie Canal, Lock No. 2, 8 miles east of Fort Wayne, adjacent to U.S. Route 24, New Haven, Allen County, IN
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Image ID: TWJ1A5