River driver

a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down rivers.

See also: River

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The East Coast Theatre's next performance at the Information Center will be a rollicking adventure called, "River Driver" on Friday, November 30th completing their 2018 performance schedule.
Completed in the early 1930s and created to celebrate the "pioneer lumbermen of Michigan," the 14-foot bronze-and-granite Lumberman's Monument has three nine-foot-tall figures that represent different aspects of the lumbering period: a sawyer, a river driver, and a timber surveyor.
SUTTON - A Fall River driver stopped by police for allegedly speeding ended up being arraigned in Uxbridge District Court Tuesday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of methadone and speeding.
The tool was turned over to a river driver named William Hale, who pronounced it a great success.
These famous rivers served as "highways" for floating logs to sawmills and shipyards downstream, with the Penobscot at one time called "the river of logs." The intrepid men who rode those huge, bucking and rolling masses of logs were known as "river drivers," and their task was to keep the logs moving and prevent them from lamming.
Hollywood, CA, March 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The action adventure, "River Driver," will be performed this coming Saturday, March 5 and 12, at the L.
Logs were shepherded by river drivers working from shore and from boats, maneuvering stuck logs with their log pike poles.
When the floods arrived, the logs started on a wild ride downstream to the mile Brave men called "river drivers" rode these heaving, twisting logs to keep them moving and to try to prevent jams.
Every day, Gold River drivers lifted, twisted and stooped to load 10,000 lbs of beer kegs and cases into trucks.
The picnics celebrated the history of lumberjacks and river drivers who cut and floated pine logs down the rivers during the great days of lumbering in the Saginaw Valley.