Jens Bendickson (the camp cook) with Arthur, Barney, and George. Jens, Hans Bendickson's brother, was lost with all hands on board on the New England halibut steamer, believed to have iced down in Alaskan water in 1915.
Logging camp and crew at an unknown location but is presumably one that Mel Parker worked at. See also photograph no. 18962 as, based on the rounded roof lines of the camp buildings may be the same camp.
Beecher Lake Lumber Co. sawmill and wood chip burner
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.