Ernest Portner's Linn Logger


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By bshoesey - 6 Years Ago
Ernest portner`s sign
This is at the entrance to the Portner home and business.



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Ernest portner`s Linn log hauler at the Syracuse ATHS show


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Ernest Portner driving the Linn. Eric moving planks and guiding.

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Ernest removing the log stakes for transport.
Eric is line`n things up.



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Nice view of the ski steerage sitting on the log bunks.



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Ernest has been driving Linns his whole life.

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Picture of me (Bshoesey) sitting in Portner's Linn at Canadaqua, NY a while back. I was granted access thanks to Ferrology. I got a ride in it a few years later when I stopped by to get a radiator assembly for my '37 Walter FMD. Big fun!

By badgoat - 6 Years Ago
I met Ernest at Ballston Spa 2013. He had Linn # 1094 with him. Great time talking with him!

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By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
It's hard not to have a good visit, he's been through the picker with health issues plus survived quite a few logging mishaps, including being launched out of a fallen pine into a yard deep mud, rolling dozers, etc. He's been chasing doodlebugs last i knew, and stories of Linns in the woods in various places (bigfoot tales I call them), "a few years ago" that always turns out to be about forty or fifty years :P Once they began putting loaders on log trucks they began picking scrap with them whenever they ran across something they could turn into beer money. But I always enjoy a good hike in the woods.