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Thanks for the photo tour.  Actually, it was the escarpment, and not 
any misconception about Chartres being significantly elevated in other 
respects, that caused me to think of winches.  _If_ it were more 
economical to haul the stone downstream by boat (and the thought of 
heavy waggons getting bogged down in muddy tracks suggests that 
possibility), then one could take advantage of the escarpment to winch 
up secure platforms or baskets of building material.  Since similar 
technology would be used at the building site itself, one or more winch-
operated cranes at the top of the escarpment wouldn't seem an 
impossibility.

Best again,
John Dillon

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