Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – stacked lumber

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging are scenes about stacked lumber in all sorts of sizes and piles.

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1912 Lumberyard at RW Tower Sawmill, Keno, Oregon
1912 Lumberyard at RW Tower Sawmill, Keno, Oregon


8 team of horses hauling lumber through town.
8 team of horses hauling lumber through town.

1920 Piles of air dried Maltese Cross cedar lumber.
1920 Piles of air dried Maltese Cross cedar lumber.

The Seattle Cedar mill, located just west of the north end of the Ballard Bridge, opened in 1890. This and other Ballard mills turned out millions of shingles and board feet of lumber until the shrinking supply of cedar logs brought about the end of the industry. The mill was rebuilt after a huge fire in 1958, but closed for good in 1973 .
This photograph shows two men loading lumber onto a machine which carries it up to a third man who stacks the pile for air drying.


1886 Hastings Sawmill
1886 Hastings Sawmill.

Puget Mill Co.'s saw mill. 1899 Port Ludlow, Wash. June 16
Puget Mill Co.’s saw mill. 1899 Port Ludlow, Wash. June 16

1914 Railroad Cross-Ties (Sleepers)
1914 Railroad Cross-Ties (Sleepers)

Part of order for 160,000 creosoted ties for India.


1898 Lumber transportation at Cohasset Mill.
1898 Lumber transportation at Cohasset Mill.

1900 Ross McLaren Lumber Company.
1900 Ross McLaren Lumber Company.

1908 Timbers 37 inches by 27 inches by 70 feet.
1908 Timbers 37 inches by 27 inches by 70 feet.

Hewn timbers by the H. P. Lewis Co. on railroad flatcar.


1912 Lumber Sheds
1912 Lumber Sheds.

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

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