[The following photos were taken by pioneer photographer H. H.
Bennett as he accompanied the Arpin rafting operation in 1886. Additional
comments below are from Arsene Louis Arpin's Mississippi Basin Pioneer.
Additional photographs are on Page 114.]
[The fleet, just below the Dam in the Dells. In those days three sections,
or strings, formed a complete lumber raft. Before running the Rapids at Kilbourn
Dam (now the Dells), the raft was separated, each string making the run
independently, and were then reassembled below the Dam so as to resume the
journey downstream. Original damaged photo and engraving from another source.]
[Original damaged photo and engraving from another source]
[Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. XX, p. 221]
T. E. Nash
Moses McClure Strong
[from Wisconsin Historical Collections, v. 8, frontispiece.]