I'm a lumberjack...
Business at the Yarahi Mill was booming. The influx of pioneers to the region drove demand for wood planks through the roof. And it wasn’t just the area of New SorGun that was seeing growth. The entire west coast of the US was growing by leaps and bounds. Logging vessels were now frequent visitors to SorGun Bay, and a large logging operation was underway to satisfy the demand for timber.
A logging operation of this magnitude required some logistical support, and a central HQ building was built on the south shore of SorGun Harbor. This location offered easy access to acres of top quality timber.
Old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest were untouched by man and some of the trees grew to unbelievable sizes.
Able bodied men from near and far began setting up makeshift camps. The work was hard, but the pay was decent.
A period photo of a logging camp
A closer view of the New SorGun logging camp.
The process of hauling the cut timber to the beach was made a little easier with donkey engines.
The engine was essentially a powered winch, which could drag the logs toward it using steam power.
If you are interested in the actual history of logging in the Pacific Northwest, THIS website is very interesting.
Finally, an overview of the logging operation near New SorGun.
Fox: Very cute .. love the attention to detail once again.
MilitantRadical: Love your CJ so far. Such idyllic scenery.
Thank you, I'm glad you stopped by.
Simul8ter8: Those must have been some BIG trees!
No kidding, It's amazing what mother nature can do.
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