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Vancouver Island, BC. Logging at its Best!

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. caycusion

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  3. Betelgeuse

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    We see seaspan Royal in Georgia strait all the time. Cool to see the history of it.
     
  4. Betelgeuse

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  5. camptramp

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    That is Old Growth Douglas Fir .
     
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    Yellow fir.
     
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  7. camptramp

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    Sap wood is yellow in colour , heart wood is redish .
     
  8. lg junior

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    Yellow fir is what I remember the old timers calling fir like in the pictures.
    I had a forester tell me there was no such thing as yellow fir. Apparently
    he'd never seen it in a book or in person.
     
  9. camptramp

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    All depends on what part of the country your from . It's always been called a "Fir" from where I worked on the coast of B.C. . Same tree "Douglas Fir" , just a term , a piece of steel cable with an "eye" in each end is a "Strap" in the woods , in the Ship Yards and on Construction jobs it's a "Sling" . Just different "Lingo" or terminology in different areas .
     
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  10. Hallback

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    Correct. They are both Douglas Fir.
    Here we call old growth fir Yellow Fir as they are aged to where they are solid yellow in color inside. Many of us that were fallers of old growth call second growth Red Fir as it still has a red heart to it.
     
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    Very true about the terminology in different areas. Like cutters, fallers, fellers, sawyers, and my favorite for some of the newcomers dumpers. The guy I bucked behind said the yellow fir had no red heart. Out of all the old growth I've cut over the years only a small percentage were true yellow fir with no red heart.
     
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  12. Betelgeuse

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    71C2D8B3-1B55-45CA-A8B7-DD5DFF841A0C.jpeg 60C29FCB-4B25-408F-8CCD-59E042B2D1EE.jpeg Full barge loaded to gunnels heading north. Can barely see any freeboard. Got a Cat shovel hanging off the bow of the barge. Bucking the current.
     
  13. Blk prince

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    I have a friend working for company Canadian Overseas. Been logging out of Jordan River. Done there for awhile. Moving up to Holberg Port Alice area. Could be their gear
     
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    72DD11D2-D7D7-4522-A555-AAD9E929003C.jpeg B70AD3A5-E04E-4409-B384-29C5D380FC2A.jpeg Here comes Captian Bob well Seaspan Royal. I like Captain Bob though. She looks like a Bob
     
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    Here is a Vancouver Island built tall ship out Victoria the Pacific Grace. Built for and by the SALTS program out of Victoria late 90’s. I crewed on her as bosuns mate for a few trips.

    I was wondering if any of you guys recollect hauling Doug fir for the building of her? I can only imagine that most of the Fir is island Fir or local mainland Fir. Just curious. My sister took these pictures in port Townsend WA and got me thinking that you guys most likely had to have some part in the process.
    That’s a 300ton lift BIG! EF25FB0D-3A7F-4A80-8FD7-F7B0D47F8F10.jpeg 81451A35-FD99-4FEC-9B74-E87617078B0B.jpeg B1B2051C-46F6-4558-AA5A-CA5AA5C6AD14.jpeg 849E56FB-9B93-4CD9-B620-F22D68229144.jpeg EF25FB0D-3A7F-4A80-8FD7-F7B0D47F8F10.jpeg 81451A35-FD99-4FEC-9B74-E87617078B0B.jpeg B1B2051C-46F6-4558-AA5A-CA5AA5C6AD14.jpeg 849E56FB-9B93-4CD9-B620-F22D68229144.jpeg
     
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    One more pic and pic of their other tall ship that was built at the Vancouver EXPO mid 80’s the Pacific Swift 24C6FD27-A4D5-4CDF-835D-41AB207C1EE9.jpeg FA2EB69B-218B-468C-A86D-BAE0FA14E6AF.jpeg 24C6FD27-A4D5-4CDF-835D-41AB207C1EE9.jpeg FA2EB69B-218B-468C-A86D-BAE0FA14E6AF.jpeg
     

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    scan162.jpg Rob Norman Another mystery does anybody recognize this Northwest Log Loader and Madill Tower could be Hillcrest Lumber Mesachie Lake B.C.
     
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    Just when you thought you were in middle of nowhere
     

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    It almost looks like the hillside on spur 10 where the road use to connect to truck rd 7. i think around the 4km mark
     
  20. diamondtguy

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    My friend just found this picture in a old album.He is the boy in the middle in red..He is pretty sure it was taken in Pt.Alice but has no other details.
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