Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Reflection: Toby Kravet ’56

Rope tow in 1957

Building the Rope Tow

“I clearly remember having helped install a rope tow on the gentler gradient of ‘Clancy’s Hill.’ Under the direction of Don Stowe and others, we who planned to ski that winter helped to build a crib on the crest of the hill to hold the car in place. Posts were somehow buried in the ground going down the hill, and pullies and a line were strung. I also remember my tan-colored rope-tow mittens with an extra, double-stitched, leather strip across the palm to enable them to better withstand the accumulation of damage from slowly tightening one’s grip on the moving rope.”

Class Notes, Fall 2008



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