Seven men stand at the end of a 200-foot log being harvested.
Vintage Logging

Vintage Logging – Sky line

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the sky lines used in the logging industry to drag the logs to the landing.

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1906 High lead logging at Maple Valley.
1906 High lead logging at Maple Valley.
1925 Index Galena Co.
1925 Index Galena Co.

Logging operation, Snohomish County. Man on top of spar tree and man on cable with pincers.

1928 B And K Co. Pitt Lake, BC
1928 B And K Co. Pitt Lake, BC.

Logs starting down a skyline.

1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd. Spar tree log loading.
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd. Spar tree log loading.
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd. Spar tree log loading.
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd. Spar tree log loading.
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd., spar tree log loading
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd.

Spar tree log loading with two steam powered donkeys.

1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd., spar tree.
1932 Green Point Logging Co. Ltd., spar tree.
Crew at loading site with three donkey engines, Saginaw Timber Company, possibly in Grays Harbor County
The Saginaw Timber Company incorporated on March 18, 1908 and organized in 1909.

The company was to be capitalized at $100,000. The organizers were A J Morley and W G Hopkins. The company constructed and operated a 40 mile logging railroad in the Aberdeen area. In 1919, the company merged the E H Lester Logging Company, a two mile logging railroad in the Montesano area. In 1933, the company merged the Gray’s Harbor and Pacific Railroad Company, a 9.25 mile railroad in the Aberdeen area. The company also merged the Saginaw Southern Railway Company. By 1934 the company was known as the Saginaw Logging Company and operated in the Brooklyn area. In 1947, the company acquired the Bridges to Vesta track from the Gray’s Harbor and Puget Sound Railway Company. In 1946, the company was reorganized as the Saginaw Lumber Company. On February 14, 1947 the company was dissolved.

The Cage
How lumber, people, supplies got up and down from the river to the mountain top.
Seven men stand at the end of a 200-foot log being harvested.
Seven men stand at the end of a 200-foot log being harvested by the Columbia River Timber and Logging Company.

County residents Ernie Anderson and Charles Lund are in the photo, but unidentified.

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