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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Now this is a hunting shack!

This shack is known as an ARK and they were very popular around the turn of the century. Hunters and fishermen would haul these out to where they were fishing and bring them into shallow water or up in the marsh and stay in them during the run. They usually had a couple of bunks, a table and coal stove. Very basic. Sometimes they would raft a half dozen together and make a little shanty town. In the winter hunters would go to them and spend a few days shooting waterfowl and reflecting. I can see where this would be an excellent opportunity to spend a few days out of the house in some relative comfort.

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