Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about winter time logging. With the recent hot days, looking at these pictures may offer a cool respite from the heat.
Photograph shows men from Turner Logging Company standing in the snow around a freshly cut tree which was hauled to Sunset Mill near Sattley, Sierra County. Notice the huge cross cut saw leaning against the tree.
Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: http://www.cdlib.org/
The Edwards Mill at Rideau Falls in Ottawa.
Winter has always been a great time to harvest timber, and here is a great example of how steam power was used to haul a big load of logs in Cheboygan, Michigan (about as far north as you can go before the U.P.). The rig is a Phoenix, c. 1903-05, built in Wisconsin.
Six ships in dock. Handwritten on verso are the names of ships and their captains.
The ENGELHORN was a four-masted British bark out of Liverpool. It was built in 1899 and went missing in 1914. E. H. Lovitt was captain from 1899 until at least 1907. The BRACADALE was a four-masted British bark out of Glasgow, later known as the Norwegian SVOLDER (1909). It was built in 1887 and wrecked in 1911. H. J. S. Youlden was captain from 1893 until at least 1907. The ALBANIA was a three-masted Norwegian bark, previously known as the British ship CITY OF GLASGOW. It was built in 1867, re-named ALBANIA in 1900, re-rigged as a bark in 1903, and abandoned at sea in 1907. Jens Christensen was captain from 1903 until the vessel’s loss in 1907. The WANDERER was a four-masted British bark out of Liverpool. It was built in 1891 and sunk in 1907 after a collision with another vessel. T. Dunning was captain from 1902 until at least 1907. The LYMAN D. FOSTER was a four-masted American schooner out of San Francisco. It was built in 1892 and wrecked in 1913. D. O. Killman was captain from 1900 until at least 1907. The CRESCENT was a five-masted American schooner out of San Francisco. It was built in 1904 and burned in 1918. Theodore Olson was captain from 1904 until the vessel’s destruction in 1907.
Steam log hauler (Lombard type), owned by J.M. Craig, Sherbrooke. Operated by him in Mégantic District. Load 60 cord of 4 ft pulp wood. Weight of load 200,000 lbs.
Construction workers at Fort Davis, Alaska, notching beams.
Near Vancouver, BC.
Somewhere in British Columbia.
Watching a big tree go down never gets old. Somewhere in British
Felling a tree with axes, near Vancouver, BC.