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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MOORING STONE AND HARBOR #1
MOORING STONE and HARBOR #1
This is the location of mooring stone #1. Notice that it appears to be a man made lagoon with straight sides and almost square corners. This is not a natural formation. In Holand’s time a man made lagoon would have required much work with horses pulling dump buckerts.
There is a possibility that the lagoon was made, for some reason, by modern earth moving equipment. But when the other mooring stone locations are observed. The paradigm changes. This small harbor may have been dug into place by humans during the copper trading era about 3,500 years ago.
This small harbor may have been a rest stop after the long pull up the Buffalo River. It would hold only about nine longboats. That may have been enough for a crew to get a day of relaxation before they had to get out of the way of the crews pulling upriver behind them.