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- A fee charged by the owner of a boom for its use in storing logs.
1895, Congressional serial set, United States. Government Printing Office, page 177:
- The cost of getting logs from the stump to the various sawmills, including cutting, hauling, driving, boomage, shorage, tolls, and other expenses, is, on an average, from $8 to $8.50 per 1000 feet. The average cost of stumpage is $2
- A fee charged for the use of the area where a boom is tied.
- “boomage” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.
- Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. 1956.