1912-14 A shingle bolt flume in Capilano Canyon, BC.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – flumes and sluiceways

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about flumes (sluiceways) that were used to transport logs and lumber across uneven terrain.

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Built in 1912, it runs 8km to provide water to a few dozen farms.
Built in 1912, it runs 8km to provide water to a few dozen farms.

Working irrigation flume under repair in the East Kootenay, British Columbia Canada. May or may not have been used for transporting lumber, but I thought it worthy of showing here.


Early days of Rochat Creek flume use.
Early days of Rochat Creek flume use.

Five mile flume along Rochat Creek Benewah County, Idaho.


Swedish River Logging
Swedish River Logging

When the river was too rapid vee flumes were used instead.


1920 Head of a flume.
1920 Head of a flume.

The Tongue River Tie Flume
The Tongue River Tie Flume

Read more at https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/tongue-river-tie-flume


A really long log flume.
A really long log flume.

A flume winding tthrough a valley.
A flume winding tthrough a valley.

1890s logging used flumes to transport logs
1890s logging used flumes to transport logs.

Log flume in the Columbia River Gorge, OR.
Log flume in the Columbia River Gorge, OR.

1912-14 A shingle bolt flume in Capilano Canyon, BC.
1912-14 A shingle bolt flume in Capilano Canyon, BC.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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