Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about using high wire devices to pull logs out of difficult terrain.
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High spar yarding on mountainside.
Woodsmen riding a sky line log.
Polson Brothers Logging Company began business in 1895 in Hoquiam. In 1903, the name was changed to Polson Logging Company. Polson was bought out by Rayonier in 1948.
The city of Hoquiam began as a manufacturing and export center for forest products, including pulp and paper, on the Hoquiam River on north side of Grays Harbor a dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean adjacent to Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County. With Aberdeen it continues to serve as the business and commercial center of southwestern Washington.
High-lead logging crew; 3 men riding rigging, rest of crew sitting and standing facing camera, all are unidentified; railroad cars loaded with logs on left; 2 donkey engines in center background; hand written notation lower center “Goodyear Logging Co., Clallam Bay Wash”.
1933 Campbell River. Loading railway cars using a spar tTree, Elk River Timber Co.
Close-up of log pile and cable used to hoist logs. Note the man standing right of center.
Clemons Logging Company head shiver for spar pole very big most likely 2 inch cable running.