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Steam Donkey Engine

Steam Donkeys, also known as donkey engines (so named because of the animals they replaced), were frequently equipped with skids,  to aid them during transit from one “setting” to the next. If a donkey was to be moved, one of it’s lines was attached to a tree or other strong anchor, and the machine would drag itself forward.  This donkey engine was built by a Vancouver firm in 1910 and was laid to rest after completing it’s final job, here on the slopes of Sakinaw Lake.

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