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"Back in the Day"

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by hurn13, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. 075

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    I worked with an old highrigger (Wes Sealy) 35 years ago ,that worked in Menzies Bay back in the 40's. He said that they use to go fishing days off in a row boat with a hand line and catch large springs with spoons
     
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    Was a chockerman off an A-Frame at Caroline Lake mid 60s. Rivers Inlet area.
    Trout would bite on most anything. One of the crew living in the married quarters regularly caught his family's supper during our lunch break fishing from the A-Frame
     
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    Tug , St. Faith towing Davis Raft . 3148 St. Faith towing Davis Raft.jpg 3148A  Davis Raft.jpg 3148B Davis Raft.jpg
     
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    I am wondering the same thing and about what year would this be.
     
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    It is a steam tug, must be oil fired. not fuel barge with cordwood. BC Archives has the photos. Google Tug St. Faith BC.
     
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  8. camptramp

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    scan153.jpg scan155.jpg Our friend Rob Norman has received some pictures from a Cousin of his . Included in it was some sort of a Crew list for W.D. Moore Logging Co. Ltd , Winter Harbour , B.C. and an old envelope that contained some negatives addressed to H. Johnson , Juene Landing , B.C. , do'es anybody recognize any of the Names or Equipment ?
    One name I recognize is K (Ken) Shobe , I met him at BCFP Renfrew Div. around 1970 - 71 . At that time he was Falling .
     
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    Rob Norman An old Mack could be at Jeune Landing . scan156.jpg scan157.jpg scan158.jpg
     
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    Rob Norman Could be a Skagit Slack Line Yarder at Jeune Landing . scan159.jpg scan160.jpg scan161.jpg
     
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    I like the idea that BC was small enough then to have Juene Landing BC as enough address on the envelope. too bad there postmark isn't visible.
     
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    Am I correct in seeing what appears to be two tracked arch undercarriages supporting the machine? It would appear to be turntables under each end. If so, that is a pretty nifty way to maneuver one, you could crab it right where you wanted it with little effort. I was also noting the fresh/clean paint job and no roof yet on it. I wonder if this was it's first landing?
     
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    Looks like they used 2 shovel undercarriages to me. great idea!
     
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    I thought of shovels at first, but they looked too small, going back and looking again, shovels make more sense. Probably just a smaller shovel.
     
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    The old Empire skidder from Mahatta had under carriage like that but it had solid road wheels .It is sitting under the Ingersol dump next time I am over there I will take a picture
     
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    Ray,I will check and see if it was for the Mack LMSWM like the one pictured.
     
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