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  • Ninth Street Bridge
        Ninth Street Bridge, Alpena, Michigan during flood on April 23, 1923.
      Ninth Street Bridge, Alpena, Michigan during flood on April 23, 1923.
  • Richardson Dam
        Richardson Dam across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan.
      Richardson Dam across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan.
  • Richardson Dam
        Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River at Tenth Street in Alpena, Michigan.
      Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River at Tenth ...
  • Cedar Yard
        Horse drawn wagon with crew in cedar yard in Alpena, Michigan.
      Horse drawn wagon with crew in cedar yard in Alpena, Michigan.
  • Horse Drawn "Big Wheels" for Moving Logs
        Horse pulling "big wheels" with log attached.
      Horse pulling "big wheels" with log attached.
  • Thunder Bay River Scene
        A scene along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan, with stacks of lumber along the shores and vessels tied up along the river banks.
      A scene along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan, with stacks ...
  • Sorting Gap in the Thunder Bay River
        This "sorting gap" in the Thunder Bay River was a series of pens made of logs chained together. Men with "pike poles" would stand on the logs, read the "log mark" on the logs coming down the river. The mark identified which lumber company owned the log. Then using the ...
      This "sorting gap" in the Thunder Bay River was a series of ...
  • Lumber Stacks Along the Thunder Bay River
        Stacks of lumber awaiting shipping along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan.
      Stacks of lumber awaiting shipping along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, ...
  • Log Jam on the Thunder Bay River
        Log jam on the Thunder Bay River.
      Log jam on the Thunder Bay River.
  • Loading Logs on Railway Flatcar
        Logs being loaded on a railroad flatcar by an A-frame steam jammer.
      Logs being loaded on a railroad flatcar by an A-frame steam jammer.
  • Log Jam on the Thunder Bay River
        Cut logs floating down the Thunder Bay River to be cut at Alpena sawmills.
      Cut logs floating down the Thunder Bay River to be cut at ...
  • Horse Team Pulling Log Load
        Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
      Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
  • Men Amongst Log Piles
        Men posing on log piles.
      Men posing on log piles.
  • Skidding Logs
        Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
      Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
  • Log Jam at the Ox-Bow on the Thunder Bay River
        Log jam at the Ox-Bow. The Ox-Bow is a twisting section of the Thunder Bay River near Island Park on Chisholm Street. It was so named because it resembles the wooden yoke used with oxen, which were used in logging operations.
      Log jam at the Ox-Bow. The Ox-Bow is a twisting section of ...
  • Ladies at Logging Camp
        People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
      People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
  • Churchill Mill
        The Churchill Mill was situated at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River and was originally built in the Winter of 1871 by F. N. Barlow. In 1877, W.L. and H.D. Churchill purchased the property. The mill was rebuilt twice after that. The mill employed about 55 men. The Churchill ...
      The Churchill Mill was situated at the mouth of the Thunder Bay ...
  • Sawmill Interior
        Sawmill interior.
      Sawmill interior.
  • Lumber Stacks Along Thunder Bay River
        Stacking lumber along the banks of the Thunder Bay River prior to being loaded on ships.
      Stacking lumber along the banks of the Thunder Bay River prior to ...
  • Bunkhouse Interior
        Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and a box heat stove.
      Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and ...
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