The machine shop at the Big Tree Creek camp showing a couple of locomotives in the yard and a skeleton car. This camp was located near where the Island Highway now crosses Amor de Cosmos Creek. According to Ken Drushka's book, Working in the Woods, 'this was one of the coast's major...
Photograph appeared in the June 16, 1976 issue of the C.R. Upper Islander newspaper with following caption: Sluicing the logs involves grading them as well. Peeler logs for plywood one way, pulp logs the other.
A 5-foot stump, 4 cedars and a number of small trees in the back, and fallers making an undercut into a 6-foot cedar, on Surveyed Timber Limit 8890 (about 10 chains above Booker Lagoon, Broughton Island, B.C. at an elevation of 120 feet).
British Columbia Mills, Timber and Trading Company operations
View looking east of log rafts of the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company in Rock Bay - showing one 7-section raft complete with "swifters" and another being assembled between boom stocks; three more completed rafts are in the background.
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.