Archaeologists found metal objects along the east and west banks of the river near the dam. Hinges, an axle, nails and metal straps were recovered. They did not find the iron rods used to hold the cribs together that Bailey noted in his illustrations and reports. Bailey and others wrote that machine scraps were used as fill. However, archaeologists did not find any machine parts. They did find several iron spikes, however. These spikes may have originally been used to support a boat mast like the one archaeologists found that had been used to build the tree dam.


Click on the image to the left for a closer look at the metal artifacts from the site.


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