High lead spar tree near Menzie's Bay

High lead spar tree, near Bloedel, Stewart and Welch camp, in their British Columbia operations 70 miles north of Vancouver. Spar tree 160 feet high.

Pioneer Timber Co. operations at Port McNeill

Crew standing on the steam donkey skids. Notice the barrels which would be used for holding water. Only identified crew member is Arnold Scott "Big feet," a chokerman who is the first on the left.

Bloedel, Stewart and Welch operations near Camp 5

High rigger Gerry Miller rigging a spar tree.

The 'Kalmor II'

Log boom and launch 'Kalmor II' viewed from the landing on Surveyed Timber Limit 2001, looking towards Camp 2 across the southwest arm of Booker Lagoon, Broughton Island, B.C.

Loaded logging truck

Elk River Timber Co. truck (ridged frame Kenworth - model 849RF) and timber.


The dawn of heli-logging, and the much later invention of standing-stem logging, helped to revolutionize coastal logging into the industry it is today.

View of family homes at Elk Bay

View of family home from left: Malloney's, Hughes', and Thompson's family homes.

Campbell River Timber Co. yarder and loader crew

Crew includes mostly local men from the Campbell River area - Dick Atchison (3rd from left at rear), Barney Foley (4th from left at front), and Al Wilms (far left at rear).

Ernie Alexander competing in a loggers sports event

Logger sport competitor Ernie Alexander climbing a tree in Mohan Park, Vancouver. He was the Pacific Northwest tree climbing champion at this time, and would become the world champion later that same year.

Loading at MacMillan Bloedel operations

Dot Logging Co. at Knight Inlet

Moving the steam donkey to a new setting at Lull Bay in Knight Inlet. Dot Logging Co. was owned by Clarence and Doug Boardman. This steam donkey (a 10 X12) was restored by the Museum at Campbell River and is now on display out front.

Wood and English Camp 2

Booming grounds at Wood and English's operations in the Nimpkish area.

Steam donkey in operation

Steam donkey is a 11 1/2 x 13 Empire

Aerial View of Elk Falls Mill

View of the Elk Falls Mill in 1966 the first year that the mill operated four paper machines.

Bendickson Logging operations at Jervis Inlet

Hand loggers hamming it up at Patrick Point in Jervis Inlet.

Elk River Timber Co. operations near Campbell River

A spar tree and steam donkey used for cold decking logs.

Elk River Timber Co. Camp 8 at Echo Lake

Building the locomotive round house during the construction of E.R.T. Camp 8. Mitch Hiriart is working with a drag saw to cut firewood.

Elk River Timber Co. steam donkey

Loggers at the Canada Day event in Campbell River

Photograph was taken behind the first Willows Hotel in Campbell River and the annex is the bulding on the far right.

View of the Oyster Bay Logging Camp

View of camp taken when the tide is out, pilings from booming ground in foreground.

Loggers looking for a lost quarter

Loggers on railroad track at "Daddy Lamb's" Camp at Menzies Bay (Lamb Lumber Co.). Camp buildings in background.

Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Camp at Woss

The loading set up.

Reforestation at Knox Bay on Thurlow Island

Tree planters making stakes for the base lines. This area had previously been logged by P.B. Anderson.

Area previously logged by P.B. Anderson ready for planting

A view looking north and east from the junction of Tucker Point and Blind Channel grades - the rocky areas in the immediate background were to be strip or plot planted.

Elk River Timber co. locomotive

The 5 spot locomotive off the tracks. Dick Atchison possibly one of the men in photograph.