Lumber hooker

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Lumber hooker is a nautical term for a Great Lakes ship designed to carry her own deck load of lumber and to tow one or two barges. The barges were large old schooners stripped of their masts and running gear to carry large cargoes of lumber.[1]

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  1. *Boyer, Dwight (1996). Great Stories of the Great Lakes: Thrilling Tales of Tragedy, Humor, and Heroism. Cleveland, Ohio, USA: Freshwater Press, Inc. ISBN 0-912514-49-3.