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Saga of a White Pine Board
Description: Details the journey of lumber produced for the Crane Lumber Company of Thessalon, Ontario, Canada, from loggers felling White Pine Trees in a snow covered forest to lumber being shipped on boats and trains after being sawed at the Thessalon mill.
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Clip #: MF-18A
Length: 45:48
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: North America
Country: Canada
Subject: Timber
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1920s, Canada, Ontario, Thessalon, Crane Lumber Company LTD, White Pine trees, Pinus Strobus, Timber Cruiser, logging crew aided by snowshoes and dogsled walking through snow covered forest, loggers assembling makeshift tent in snow and chopping down wood and branches to be used as tent supports / flooring / firewood, to select trees to be harvested, woodsmen, Glendale, Crane Lumber Company depot for loggers horses and supplies, crew departing depot in car headed to logging camp on inspection trip, snow covered logging camp, logging crew, family and camp dining staff, cook ringing dinner bell and waving as loggers filing into mess hall, lumbermen, White Pine forest, loggers felling White Pine trees and sawing / using axes to cut logs, logs being pushed down steep hill, horses pulling individual logs to line of log road, logs being decked on skidways, logging crew eating lunch being cooked in campfire, logging crew building log road through woods, swampy area being tramped down for solid bottom, horses pulling sled applying ice finish to log road, team of horses struggling to pull sled through heavy snow, lake being prepared for the log dump, draft horses being used to tramp and roll snow so that frost can better penetrate and thicken the ice, loggers hauling logs onto sleds, sleighs, horses pulling logging sleds on snow covered log road, sand hill men preparing road for horses to safely transport logs down snowy hills, logs being dumped on frozen lake, steam hauler transporting logs, lumbermen unloading logs from steam hauler, forest after lumbermen have completed their work, logs being sluiced through dam from Saymo to Ranger Lake after Spring breakup, logs being rafted and towed down Ranger Lake to head of Garden River by the “alligator,” logs being sluiced through various dams after reaching river, logs traveling over one hundred miles down Garden River, river drivers releasing logs caught fast and starting them again on their journey down river, logs having arrived at mouth of Garden River spilling through opened boom into St. Mary’s River, logs being rafted by tugs to Thessalon, logs arriving at Thessalon mill-pond, sawmill, male workers sawing logs into lumber, lath, picket mill, gang saw, edger, trimmer, stacks of lumber, horse drawn carts transporting lumber to boats and trains, workers loading lumber onto boats and trains to be shipped


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