High lead spar tree and view from distance of Willamette Yarder and loader, near Bloedel, Stewart and Welch camp, in their British Columbia operations 70 miles north of Vancouver. Spar tree 180 feet high.
A typical road donkey, a 10 x 15 Vancouver Engineering Works steam donkey, built in 1910. Note the wheel type main friction device. This machine had a capacity of approximately 2 miles 1 1/8" mainline. Louis Larsen (engineer) and John Rohan (wood bucker) pictured with the donkey.
S and S Trucking had a contract hauling timber for Iron River Logging Company in Oyster Bay. S and S stood for Schnare and Schnare - a father and son business which also hauled for the Elk River Timber Company.
Beecher Lake Lumber Co., which was owned and operated by the Baikie family of Campbell River, was located in the Campbell River estuary area. The Beecher Lake Lumber Co. milled the wood that was logged by Baikie Bros. Logging.
A long-standing tradition on Vancouver Island - beginning with log sawing competitions around 1910, and being continued now with Campbell River's Annual North Island Logger Sports - the largest logger sport competition in Canada for the last 5 years running.
In the early years a camp was more than just a place for the men to work and sleep, but also a home for their children and families. Larger camps had family housing, schools for the children, and other such amenities.
Logging in the area has not only included Vancouver Island itself, but also some of the smaller islands adjacent to it; including Cortes Island, Read Island, Sonora Island, West Redonda Island (Teakerne Arm), and others.
A variety of companies have logged in the Menzie's Bay area (just north of the city of Campbell River) over the years, including Lamb Lumber Co., Bloedel Stewart & Welch, MacMillan Bloedel, and Campbell River Timber Co.