1890 Looking across Burrard Inlet From Vancouver, BC.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – lumber ships

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the ships that transported all that lumber.

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1889 Loading lumber onto the ship, Mirzapore, at Port Moody, B.C.
1889 Loading lumber onto the ship, Mirzapore, at Port Moody, B.C.

1894 The Thermopylae sailing ship
1894 The Thermopylae sailing ship

1894 The Thermopylae sailing ship (clipper barque) loading lumber at Brunette Sawmill at Sapperton, New Westminster – notice the big timber being loaded into the hull of the ship, 24×24 inches x 100 ft.


1892 View from Hastings Street looking east towards Hastings Sawmill
1892 View from Hastings Street looking east towards Hastings Sawmill

1893-1906 Port Ludlow sawmill, Washington.
1893-1906 Port Ludlow sawmill, Washington.

1893-1903 BENICIA in dock with crew members.
1893-1903 BENICIA in dock with crew members.

Loading chutes, and timber boards, with PERSIAN along side, Washington. The BENICIA was a three-masted British ship out of Liverpool built in 1883 by Whitehaven SBC, Whitehaven, sold and renamed the in MANCIA in 1912, and was sold in 1922 for breaking up. The PERSIAN was built in 1878 by Scott & Co., Greenock, sold to Norwegian owners and renamed the MAFALDA in 1903.


1900 Port Blakely lumber mill, Washington.
1900 Port Blakely lumber mill, Washington. Sailing vessels in dock.

1887 Port Blakely lumber mill.
1887 Port Blakely lumber mill.

1899 SENATOR in dock, Washington.
1899 SENATOR in dock, Washington.

The SENATOR was a three-masted British ship out of Liverpool. It was built in 1874 and hulked in 1911.


1887 Tacoma Mil
1887 Tacoma Mil

Sailing vessels loading lumber at the Tacoma Mill, Tacoma, Washington.


1890 Looking across Burrard Inlet From Vancouver, BC.
1890 Looking across Burrard Inlet From Vancouver, BC.

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

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