At the north end of the log chute some parts of the original design was preserved and turned into a walkway by adding wooden planks on top of the original log chute. At the top north end of the log chute were the logs entered the chute, you can notice a concrete foundation with a grill at the bottom. This grill is connected to valves which allowed the water flow to be increased or decreased inside the log chute. The old valves and pipes are still intact today.
At the south end of the walkway you will notice the original log chute in its original grey paint. Sadly the south end of the log chute was demolished in 1993. All that remains the rest of the way south are concrete foundations that would have supported the log chute down river towards Mason.
The total length of the log chute was approximately three kilometers long.
The following historical information was written by Katherine
Fletcher in her book called “Capital Rambles”. The old log chute, or sluice, was built in 1959 by the James Maclaren Company. It transported timbers for processing at their pulp and paper mills in Mason and, apart from this little section, the main stretch was disassembled in 1993.
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