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Missing measurement

Reader's Letters & Queries: NarrowBoat, Summer 2018

The first two paragraphs under the ‘Measure Weight’ header of the ‘Timber Carrying on the Waterways’ feature (NB Spring 2018), I found most interesting. However, within the first paragraph I note one sentence states, “For example, newly felled oak was 30 cu ft per ton, but seasoned oak was cu ft per ton.” I have inherited from my father a copy of Note-book of Agricultural Facts and Figures for Farmers and Farm Students by Primrose McConnell, published in 1892 by Crosby Lockwood & Co. After wading through this most interesting ‘Note-Book’, I cannot find the answer to the missing measurement for seasoned oak. Hopefully Chris M. Jones can oblige with the omitted figure. While I have knowledge of green oak used by John Woolley in the past repairs to my boat, seasoned oak, to the best of my knowledge, was not used. Bryan Nicoll, by email The missing measurement was due to a production error, for which we apologise. The sentence should h…

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