Tag Archives: sawmill

Down by the bay

I was at the Ladysmith Marina and thought that a shot of the log loading gizmo at the Western Forest Products Saltair Sawmill was interesting.

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Vanishing Vancouver Island

Although this is a nice shot of a Helijet Sikorski S-76A transitioning into a ground effect hover at the Nanaimo flight centre, what you can’t see is actually the focus of the image. The Western Forest Products’ sawmill buildings and … Continue reading

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Port Alberni – the mill

One of the pulp mill buildings in Port Alberni

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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Nanaimo – Wellcox Yard

The view of Wellcox Yard and the shuttered saw mill – Esplanade Street, Nanaimo

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Nanoose – the bricks on the beach

I like to know what the history of things that I’m looking at so I did some research into the Clayburn, and Kilgard bricks that are scattered on the shore of Nanoose Bay at the site where the Red Gap … Continue reading

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Western Forest Products – Duke Point

The Western Forest Products sawmill at Duke Point

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Nanaimo – where a mill once was

In 1951 George William Dorman and his brother Fred opened their Brechin sawmill at Departure Bay near the B.C. Ferry terminal in 1951. In 1957 George started a  small chipper mill on Stewart Avenue, a neighbouring property owned by one … Continue reading

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