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  • Newspaper clipping about 'The Ark', circa 1910.
    ImageText       Black and white photograph of a newspaper article on 'The Ark.' The Ark was a cabin on a barge used by loggers. The Ark enabled loggers to stay out in the wilderness and keep putting logs into the river.
    ImageText     Black and white photograph of a newspaper article on 'The Ark.' The Ark was a cabin on a barge used by loggers. The Ark enabled loggers to stay out in ...
  • A Boom of Logs, Burk's Falls, 1900
    Image       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 'Harry Hewitt and Harry Philips.'
    Image     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 'Harry Hewitt and Harry Philips.'
  • 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 ...
  • Lumberjacks at the Camp
    Image       "Men at the Camp"
    Image     "Men at the Camp"
  • Loggers Standing on Log, South River Area, circa 1950
    Imagemystery       This is a black and white photograph of eight loggers standing on a cut log that has been lifted above the ground by two chains secured to a crane-like structure. The metal chains are coming from both ends of the log and secure to the crane above them. The men ...
    Imagemystery     This is a black and white photograph of eight loggers standing on a cut log that has been lifted above the ground by two chains secured to a crane-like structure. ...
  • Sawing Competition Event, South River Agricultural Society Fall Fair, circa 1970
    Imagemysterycomment       Colour photograph of a man rolling a large log up a 45 degree incline. The man's holding the log from the far end. There's no one else helping him. In the bottom left corner there is a persons head. In the bottom right corner is a man in a white ...
    Imagemysterycomment     Colour photograph of a man rolling a large log up a 45 degree incline. The man's holding the log from the far end. There's no one else helping him. In ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Group of Local Loggers, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a group of lumberjacks in three rows. The first two rows of men are sitting, and the back row is standing. These men are posed in front of a barn like structure. All men in the image are wearing work clothing.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a group of lumberjacks in three rows. The first two rows of men are sitting, and the back row is standing. These men are posed ...
  • Group Picture at the Logging Village, Burk's Falls area, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a Burk's Falls Area lumber camp. There are many horses standing with the men. These horses would have been used to pull sleds of logs. In addition to the stable in the center of the image, there are four other buildings and there are roads ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a Burk's Falls Area lumber camp. There are many horses standing with the men. These horses would have been used to pull sleds of logs. ...
  • Group of Loggers, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a group of local loggers standing outside of a building in their lumber village. The first row is sitting on the ground, the second row of men appear to be on a bench, and the remaining men are standing in the back. There are two ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a group of local loggers standing outside of a building in their lumber village. The first row is sitting on the ground, the second row ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Armour with its Deck Loaded with People, circa 1920
    Image       On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
    Image     On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
  • Wooden Dam at Burk's Falls, circa 1930
    Image       The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced by a concrete dam completed in 1947.'
    Image     The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced ...
  • Ferry on the Magnetawan River, circa 1923.
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the image. There is a town on a hill on the far side of the image. This town is likely Burk's ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the ...
  • Tugboat on Forested River, circa 1915.
    Imagemystery       A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
    Imagemystery     A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
  • The Wanita at Dock, circa 1915
    Image       On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
    Image     On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
  • Wooden Burk's Falls Lock, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings are likely farmhouses.
    Image     Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings ...
  • The Steamer Glenada at Dock, circa 1921
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the dock. There is a village behind the boat on the opposite shore.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the ...
  • Knight Brother's Factory, 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen below the factory is a build up of ice and snow. In the background are some of the buildings of ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen ...
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