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  • Log Train along the Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Log train at Island Mill Bank, March 1911"
    Image     "Log train at Island Mill Bank, March 1911"
  • Fletcher, Pack & Co., Bay Mill
    Image       "Fletcher, Pack & Co., Bay Mill, 1895"
    Image     "Fletcher, Pack & Co., Bay Mill, 1895"
  • Timber Bolt Sawyers
    Image       "Timber Bolt Sawyers"
    Image     "Timber Bolt Sawyers"
  • Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Comstock Logs below 9th Street, 1888"
    Image     "Comstock Logs below 9th Street, 1888"
  • 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.
  • Logs for Island Mill in the Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Island Mill Log Bank, Jan 5, 1908"
    Image     "Island Mill Log Bank, Jan 5, 1908"
  • Ox-Bow Log Jam
    Image       "Ox-Bow, May 10, 1908"
    Image     "Ox-Bow, May 10, 1908"
  • Logs for Churchill Mill
    Image       "Logs for Churchill Mill, 1910"
    Image     "Logs for Churchill Mill, 1910"
  • Oldfield Dam and Builder Moses Brown
    Image       "Oldfield Dam and Builder Moses Brown, April, 1881"
    Image     "Oldfield Dam and Builder Moses Brown, April, 1881"
  • Logging Crew, Huron Handle & Lumber Co., Alpena, MI
    Image       "Logging Crew Huron Handle & Lumber Co."
    Image     "Logging Crew Huron Handle & Lumber Co."
  • Log Storage, Huron Handle & Lumber Co., Alpena, MI
    Image       "Log Storage, Huron Handle & Lumber Co."
    Image     "Log Storage, Huron Handle & Lumber Co."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Log Jam at the Ox-Bow on the Thunder Bay River
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • O'Leary Camp
    Image       Once done by horses, the steam loaders made loading logs onto railroad cars much easier. The horse-drawn piece of equipment shown on the right is a "big wheel." The big axle allowed it to be driven over a pile of logs. Chains were used to suspend the logs from the ...
    Image     Once done by horses, the steam loaders made loading logs onto railroad cars much easier. The horse-drawn piece of equipment shown on the right is a "big wheel." The big ...
  • LSMS Railroad Car
    Image       Loading or unloading logs on a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway car.
    Image     Loading or unloading logs on a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway car.
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