Blind River Digital Collection
Blind River Mill, Aerial, Circa 1930


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out of Minnesota in 1926. Carpenter-Hixon invested $3.5 million dollars and turned it into the largest white pine mill in the world and the largest mill in Canada east of the Rockies. At its peak it boasted a staff of 625 people and in the winter of 1929/30 there were 2700 men in the winter lumber camps along with 900 horses. They harvested
1,120,000 logs that winter.
Date of Original:
Circa 1930
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2088
Collection:
Sellers Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email
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Agency street/mail address

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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Blind River Mill, Aerial, Circa 1930


The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out of Minnesota in 1926. Carpenter-Hixon invested $3.5 million dollars and turned it into the largest white pine mill in the world and the largest mill in Canada east of the Rockies. At its peak it boasted a staff of 625 people and in the winter of 1929/30 there were 2700 men in the winter lumber camps along with 900 horses. They harvested
1,120,000 logs that winter.