Blind River Digital Collection
Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)


Description
Creator:
Joseph Briere, Creator
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This is a handmade wooden cabin representing the combination bunkhouse, cook-houses that were common in the lumber camps. The photos show the bunks around the walls as well as the fire pit in the middle.
Notes:
"Camboose: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis. The early days of logging saw a camboose which was used for both heating and cooking inside the log cabins or ""shanties"" that the loggers lived in. The ""camboose"" was constructed of four hardwood logs and a few stones arranged in a square to contain the fire."
Date of Original:
Circa 1955
Subject(s):
Collection:
Timber Village Museum
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)


This is a handmade wooden cabin representing the combination bunkhouse, cook-houses that were common in the lumber camps. The photos show the bunks around the walls as well as the fire pit in the middle.