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  • Timber Bolt Sawyers
    Image       "Timber Bolt Sawyers"
    Image     "Timber Bolt Sawyers"
  • Lower Sorting Gap, Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Lower Sorting Gap, Crew, 1895"
    Image     "Lower Sorting Gap, Crew, 1895"
  • Ox-Bow Banking Grounds
    Image       Ox-Bow banking grounds. The "ox-bow" was named for a twisting stretch of the Thunder Bay River that resembled a yoke used to harness oxen. The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs were hauled prior to being put in the river to be sent to the ...
    Image     Ox-Bow banking grounds. The "ox-bow" was named for a twisting stretch of the Thunder Bay River that resembled a yoke used to harness oxen. The banking grounds (on the banks ...
  • Loggers Peeling Bark
    Image       Loggers peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and hemlock trees. Tannin was extracted from hemlock bark to be used in the leather tanning process.
    Image     Loggers peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and hemlock trees. Tannin was extracted from hemlock bark to be used in the leather tanning process.
  • Horse Team Waiting To Haul Logs
    Image       Two white horses are hitched up to a skid loaded with seven large logs. There is a lumberjack sitting on top of the pile of logs. Another lumberjack is in the background, on the right side, holding a cant hook.
    Image     Two white horses are hitched up to a skid loaded with seven large logs. There is a lumberjack sitting on top of the pile of logs. Another lumberjack is in ...
  • Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Comstock Log Bank and Crew, April 1887"
    Image     "Comstock Log Bank and Crew, April 1887"
  • Fletcher Lumber Camp Crew
    Image       Fletcher lumber camp crew and family members posing outside in the winter.
    Image     Fletcher lumber camp crew and family members posing outside in the winter.
  • Fletcher Camp - Loading Logs On Pile
    Image       Loggers loading logs on pile at Fletcher lumber camp in the summer.
    Image     Loggers loading logs on pile at Fletcher lumber camp in the summer.
  • Cook Camp at Precour Hill
    Image       Cook Camp at Precour Hill, 1897.
    Image     Cook Camp at Precour Hill, 1897.
  • Banking Grounds
    Image       The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs were hauled prior to being put in the river to be sent to the sawmill.
    Image     The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs were hauled prior to being put in the river to be sent to the sawmill.
  • Woodman Degree Team at Globe Hotel
    Image       Woodmen of the World Drill & Degree Team (Huron Shores Woodmen) posing outside the Globe Hotel on Washington Avenue in Alpena, Michigan, c1910.
    Image     Woodmen of the World Drill & Degree Team (Huron Shores Woodmen) posing outside the Globe Hotel on Washington Avenue in Alpena, Michigan, c1910.
  • Log Towing Horse Team
    Image       Loggers with large wheeled log towing apparatus with horse team attached.
    Image     Loggers with large wheeled log towing apparatus with horse team attached.
  • Log Pile
    Image       Loggers rolling logs off log pile for transportation in winter.
    Image     Loggers rolling logs off log pile for transportation in winter.
  • Hemlock
    Image       Hemlock. These men are peeling bark from a hemlock log. Tannic acid was extracted from the bark and use in the tanning of leather.
    Image     Hemlock. These men are peeling bark from a hemlock log. Tannic acid was extracted from the bark and use in the tanning of leather.
  • Chief E. A. Westrope & Alpena Woodman Degree Team
    Image       The Woodmen of the World is a fraternal organization for those engaged in the part of the timber industry. The Alpena branch was known as the Huron Shores Woodmen, and may have been headed by Chief of Police Edward A. Westrope (1891-1894)[front row, first on right].
    Image     The Woodmen of the World is a fraternal organization for those engaged in the part of the timber industry. The Alpena branch was known as the Huron Shores Woodmen, and ...
  • Breaking Gap on Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Below Breaking Gap, 1890"
    Image     "Below Breaking Gap, 1890"
  • Sleigh of Logs
    Image       A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A rutter was a devise that attached to a log sled runner and cleared the ruts in the road for the ...
    Image     A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A ...
  • Working oxen and lumberjacks
    Image       Two oxen have pulled a log to add to the pile of logs. (Oxen are generally cattle that have been trained to work by yoke and collar. Most oxen are castrated males. The horns keep the yoke from coming off their heads while they are backing up.) Lumberjacks are posing ...
    Image     Two oxen have pulled a log to add to the pile of logs. (Oxen are generally cattle that have been trained to work by yoke and collar. Most oxen are ...
  • Loggers, Horses, and Log Pile
    Image       Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
    Image     Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
  • Loading Logs on Railway Flatcar
    Image       Logs being loaded on a railroad flatcar by an A-frame steam jammer.
    Image     Logs being loaded on a railroad flatcar by an A-frame steam jammer.
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