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1890-1899
  
  • Ox-Bow Banking Grounds
        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 ...
      Ox-Bow banking grounds. The "ox-bow" was named for a twisting stretch of ...
  • Churchill Lumber Mill at Mouth of Thunder Bay River
        Churchill Lumber Mill at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River. The cone shaped structure is a "burner" used to burn sawdust, bark, and trimmings. Floating "booms," made of logs chained together, separated the property of one company from that of another. From the booms, logs were floated to the ...
      Churchill Lumber Mill at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River. The ...
  • Loggers Peeling Bark
        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.
      Loggers peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and ...
  • Lumber Stacks Along Thunder Bay River
        Stacks of lumber along the Thunder Bay River waiting to be loaded on to ships. Prentiss Lumber Mill is at the center. Note the masts of schooners in the river.
      Stacks of lumber along the Thunder Bay River waiting to be loaded ...
  • Loggers Felling a Tree
        Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, which led to increased efficiency.
      Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, ...
  • Sleigh of Logs
        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 ...
      A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development ...
  • Loggers, Oxen, and Logs
        A team of oxen being used in a logging operation. Oxen were more commonly used is Southern Michigan and were eventually replaces with horses. Oxen were often preferred to horses, because they could be led, whereas the driver of a team of horses could not see the road over the ...
      A team of oxen being used in a logging operation. Oxen were ...
  • Logging Camp Cook Shack
        A cook shack at the sire of a logging operation. There was usually a head cook, assistants, and a "chore boy." Three meals a day were served with lunch being taken to the men in the woods.
      A cook shack at the sire of a logging operation. There was ...
  • Horse Teams Hauling Logs
        Teams of horses hauling logs.
      Teams of horses hauling logs.
  • Banking Grounds
        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.
      The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs ...
  • Sleighs of Logs
        Two sled loads of logs.
      Two sled loads of logs.
  • Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894-1896
        Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894-1896
      Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894-1896
  • Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1896-1897
        Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1896-1897
      Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1896-1897
  • Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1897-1898
        Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1897-1898
      Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1897-1898
  • Hunt Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
        Hunt Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
      Hunt Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
  • Jackson Lake Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1895-1896
        Jackson Lake Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1895-1896
      Jackson Lake Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1895-1896
  • McLaughlin Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
        McLaughlin Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
      McLaughlin Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
  • North Branch Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
        North Branch Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
      North Branch Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1889-1891
  • Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894
        Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894
      Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp ...
  • Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
        Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
      Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
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