1. Log Driver
Logging is a tough job as you know. It is nothing compared to what it used to be. Imagine doing logging before trucks were invented. How would you transport them? Answer: log drivers. It was a manual process in which workers would “drive” logs from forests to mills using currents of rivers.
As crazy as it sounds, the process worked. Log drivers were in practice all across Europe and North America. It was the main form of transporting logs before vehicles were invented.
The job was very adventurous. The crew would travel side by side with the logs on small boats and sometimes on the logs themselves to guide them.
Reading about all these jobs is fascinating. We are compelled to imagine what the everyday lives of our ancestors were like. Also we cannot help but speculate what kind of jobs there will be in future.