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  • Lumberyard, Burk's Falls, circa 1950
    Image       Black and white photograph of a lumberyard in the village of Burk's Falls. From this distance it looks like a shanty town. These are actually towers of finished lumber. In the foreground is a set of train tracks and railroad cars to transport the lumber away.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a lumberyard in the village of Burk's Falls. From this distance it looks like a shanty town. These are actually towers of finished lumber. In ...
  • Lumberyard Across from the Burk's Falls Wharf, circa 1920
    Image       Black and white photograph of a lumber yard across from the Burk's Falls wharf. It is likely the Knight Brother's Lumberyard. There is a set of railroad tracks running through the yard. In the wharf there is a boat at dock.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a lumber yard across from the Burk's Falls wharf. It is likely the Knight Brother's Lumberyard. There is a set of railroad tracks running through ...
  • Horse and Cutter
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of three groups of horse drawn sleighs. These sleigh are pulling sleds through a snow covered path in the forest. These sleighs are pulling loads of wood back to the lumber camp. Each of the sleighs is being pulled by two horses.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of three groups of horse drawn sleighs. These sleigh are pulling sleds through a snow covered path in the forest. These sleighs are pulling loads of ...
  • Loggers in Burk's Falls, circa 1910
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of a group of lumberjacks in the woods. On the left there is a man standing on a large log. In the middle are two men standing behind the log. In the background there is a man standing by a partly cut tree. Two of the ...
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of a group of lumberjacks in the woods. On the left there is a man standing on a large log. In the middle are two men ...
  • Loading a Logging Sleigh at Marsden's, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of a large sled being loaded with large branches. The branches are being used as ramps and the logs are rolled up by three loggers. The photo was taken in the winter in a forest.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a large sled being loaded with large branches. The branches are being used as ramps and the logs are rolled up by three loggers. The ...
  • Lumber Camp in the distance, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of a Burk's Falls area lumber camp in the winter off in the distance behind some trees. The buildings in the camp would include: stables, mess, barracks, barns, workshops, etc. There is snow on the ground in the forest where the picture was taken.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a Burk's Falls area lumber camp in the winter off in the distance behind some trees. The buildings in the camp would include: stables, mess, ...
  • Group of Loggers on a Building, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white group photograph of loggers at one of buildings at the lumber camps. The men are arranged in three rows. The front row of men are on the ground, the middle row of men are sitting on the low roof of the building, and the men in the ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white group photograph of loggers at one of buildings at the lumber camps. The men are arranged in three rows. The front row of men are on the ...
  • Road Running Through Large Piles of Logs, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of a road running through large stacks of snow covered logs in the winter. There are no people in the picture and there is a forest in the background. This is likely the log dump at the lumber camp near Burk's Falls.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a road running through large stacks of snow covered logs in the winter. There are no people in the picture and there is a forest ...
  • Shipping Lumber by Sleigh, Dunchurch, circa 1920
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "MARK TAYLOR SHIPPING LBR - BY SLEIGH DOWN WHITESTONE TO AROBEG 1920 +- EACH SLEIGH 10,000 F B.M," is handwritten.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "MARK TAYLOR SHIPPING LBR - BY SLEIGH DOWN WHITESTONE TO AROBEG 1920 +- EACH SLEIGH 10,000 F B.M," is handwritten.
  • Log Drive, Knoephli Rapids, Magnetawan River, circa 1920
    Imagecomment       On the back of the photograph, "Log Drive Knoephli Rapids Magnetawan River, Hwy 124 1920 +-, See the Concrete Post on old Bridge, also people, old cars", handwritten with pen.
    Imagecomment     On the back of the photograph, "Log Drive Knoephli Rapids Magnetawan River, Hwy 124 1920 +-, See the Concrete Post on old Bridge, also people, old cars", handwritten with pen.
  • Walter Frost on Log Sled, 1944
    Imagemysterycomment       Hand written on the back: "log load Walter Frost 1944" & "18 Walter Frost on load of logs-1944"
    Imagemysterycomment     Hand written on the back: "log load Walter Frost 1944" & "18 Walter Frost on load of logs-1944"
  • Kent's Mill Log Dump, circa 1935
    Image       Handwritten on the back of the photograph: "Kent's log dumps.", "Frost?" & "35."
    Image     Handwritten on the back of the photograph: "Kent's log dumps.", "Frost?" & "35."
  • Seibers Lumber Mill, 1942
    Imagecomment       Hand written on the back: "log dump Seiberes mill 1942 (Frost) 101"
    Imagecomment     Hand written on the back: "log dump Seiberes mill 1942 (Frost) 101"
  • Ira Dahms Delivering a Load of Lumber
    Imagemystery       Licence plate "65 854" inscription "IRA DHMS DELIVERING A LOAD OF LUMBER TO SOME UNKNOWN DESTINATION, WITH HIS CUSTOM ADAPTED TRUCK, ALLOWING BOTH LONG AND SHORT LUMBER TO BE CARRIED c1920s" "DONATED BY K. THORNBORROW"
    Imagemystery     Licence plate "65 854" inscription "IRA DHMS DELIVERING A LOAD OF LUMBER TO SOME UNKNOWN DESTINATION, WITH HIS CUSTOM ADAPTED TRUCK, ALLOWING BOTH LONG AND SHORT LUMBER TO BE CARRIED ...
  • Spring Lake Mill, Tough Lumber Yard, circa 1950
    Image       Black and white photograph of workers at the Spring Lake Mill Tough Lumber Yard. There are twenty-two men in two rows posing between two towering rows of planks.
    Image     Black and white photograph of workers at the Spring Lake Mill Tough Lumber Yard. There are twenty-two men in two rows posing between two towering rows of planks.
  • Two Horses Pulling Sleigh of Fire Wood
    Imagemysterycomment       Black and white photograph of two horse pulling a large sleigh of timber. There's a man on top of the wood driving the horses. There's snow on the ground. There are trees in the background.
    Imagemysterycomment     Black and white photograph of two horse pulling a large sleigh of timber. There's a man on top of the wood driving the horses. There's snow on the ground. There ...
  • Maeck's Mill, Deer Lake, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of two workers placing lumber at Maeck's Mill, Deer Lake, circa 1900.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two workers placing lumber at Maeck's Mill, Deer Lake, circa 1900.
  • South River Lumber Mill and Mercantile Mill, circa 1903
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of a lumber camp across the river from a lumber mill. There is a railroad bridge on the left side and a normal bridge on the right. The left side of the lumber mill has smoke rising from it, while on the right side is the ...
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of a lumber camp across the river from a lumber mill. There is a railroad bridge on the left side and a normal bridge on the ...
  • Four Men on Logs with the Tugboat Emulator, circa 1900
    Imagemystery       On the side of the boat "Em...tor" is painted in on the side of tug in white.
    Imagemystery     On the side of the boat "Em...tor" is painted in on the side of tug in white.
  • Logs being put in the River, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of a group lumberjacks standing on a log boom on the river. These men are waiting for a tugboat to pick up the log boom. On the left of the photo there is a cabin on a barge where the loggers live while they are working.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a group lumberjacks standing on a log boom on the river. These men are waiting for a tugboat to pick up the log boom. On ...
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Lumber in the Almaguin Highlands