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Thread #20378 Message #3512619
Posted By: GUEST
07-May-13 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: Tarry wool (what is it?)
Subject: RE: Tarry wool (what is it?)
The Scots traded with Archangel as far back as the 16th. C. This is probably why that name for the tar prevailed in these parts. As far as I remember Archangel was at one time the largest producer of wood tar in the world.
Often products would take their name from the port from which they were shipped,a good example being the red pine known as Memel Pine. The Forbes who built Craigievar Castle in the 17th. C. made extensive use of this timber with its distinctive grain when sawn through and through. He of course traded extensively with the Baltic States.