Almaguin Highlands Digital Collection
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Using a Log Chute as a Portage, 1920 
Image  1920  Black and white photograph of four people walking up a wooden log chute. Two people are carrying canoes over their heads. The person at the head of the line is a woman, behind her is a man holding a canoe over his head. The other people cannot be clearly seen. At the base of chute there is a...
Mr. Folliott Admiring Flume At Knight Brother's Mill, Burk's Falls, circa 1898 
ImageMysteries:  2002  Black and white photograph of a man looking at a frozen flume in Burk's Falls. The man's name is Mr. Folliott. He is standing on a frozen part of the Magnetawan River. In the distance a dam can be seen.
Four Men on Logs with the Tugboat Emulator, circa 1900 
ImageMysteries:  2002  Black and white photograph of four loggers standing on logs which may or may not be in the river. All of the men are holding long sticks. Behind them in the river is the tugboat Emulator is going past them. 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  2002  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.
The Mike Pulling Two Scows of Tanbark Steams, circa 1920
 
Image  2003  Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike pulling two barges of tanbark. The Mike is traveling the Magnetawan. The name of the boat was from the name of the tug's first captain. Along the bottom 'The tug boat "Mike" owned by the Knight Brothers with two scows of tanbark steams up the...
Knights' Lumber Mill in Winter, Burk's Falls, circa 1920
 
Image  2003  Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Lumber Mill. The buildings are covered in snow. On the right side of the picture is a half-frozen river. Amongst the buildings are a few railroad cars. The caption at the bottom of the image 'Knights' Mill, Burk's Falls' was added by Roger...
A Boom of Logs, Burk's Falls, 1900
 
Image  2003  Black and white photograph of two loggers, Harry Hewitt and Harry Philips, standing on logs in the river. There are logs on the river as far as the eye can see. A handwritten note at the bottom of the picture reads 'A boom of logs Burk's Falls, Ont. 1900.' A caption added to the picture reads...
The Boats of Burk's Falls 
Video  circa 2004  An elderly man from the Burk's Falls area is interviewed and gives a slide show of various boats that sailed in the area in the early twentieth century. This video has been edited in order to be placed online, the original video is held by the Burk's Falls, Armour & Ryerson Public Library.
The South River 
Image  circa 1970  Black and white photograph of the South River. There are eddies on either side of the river. The river is lined with trees. In the distance there's a forest and large hills. The South River was at one time important to the lumber industry for hauling lumber.
Standard Chemical Company Railroad Bridge, 1925 
ImageComments:  1925,   Black and white photograph of the railroad bridge going into Standard Chemical Company. There is a river under the bridge. There are many logs going under the bridge. There is a dock or boat on the left side of the picture. There is a hill on the right with a forest on it. "S. C. Co. RR...
Standard Chemical Company Locomotive, Round House, Repair Shop & Bridge , circa 1930 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  circa 1930,   Black and white photograph of a railroad bridge going over a river. Below the bridge is a large number of logs. On the left side of the picture's a Standard Chemical Company locomotive, round house and repair shop. A smokestack can be seen in the background. "S. C. Co. - Loco, Roundhouse -...
Postcard of Grand Truck Railroad Bridge South River, circa 1920 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  circa 1920,   Black and white postcard of the Grand Trunk Railroad bridge near South River going over the South River. There are logs going under the opening on the left side. Under the bridge refuse can be scene in the river. "G. T. R. Bridge South River, Ont."
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