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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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.
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.
The SENATOR was a three-masted British ship out of Liverpool. It was built in 1874 and hulked in 1911.
Sailing vessels loading lumber at the Tacoma Mill, Tacoma, Washington.