spike

4236.576'N 8258.283'W

Taken 1969-12-31 16:00:00-08

Here is a plank that was dug up from the Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal at Canal Road and Hayes. The

section is cut at a 45 degree angle. What looks like a piece protruding out of one end and was cut

with a motrise for two pegs at the other end. The spike is 1" square and 12"long. It is hand-made.

This portion of the Canal was built around 1838. The canal workers got angry when they missed a few

paychecks and burned some of the construction. At this site we found a charred timber.


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