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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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.
Part of order for 160,000 creosoted ties for India.
Hewn timbers by the H. P. Lewis Co. on railroad flatcar.