NW Bay- Equipment - Scenes

Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Northwest Bay Logging Co. Ltd. ca 1947-1950

Equipment, Logging Scenes

Unloading the trucks into Northwest Bay near Cowichan Bay

Logging Spar
used in High Lead Logging
notice all the guy wires used to hold it vertical
2 metal cables were used.
Main Line for winching logs in, and lighter Haulback line, to return the chokers to the chokermen.
Height was required to lift the butt end of the logs out of the bush.
the wood poles were replaced with metal, then replaced with Sherman tanks modified for the job.

Truck loaded with a generator

Loading the Trucks at the landing

Boss paying the Logging Show a visit

Crummy Actually just a truck with closed box on the back, with seats like a bus.
Used to transport the workers into the bush, from the Logging camps.
Cab separate from the bus part.

Scaling the logs?

Low Bed hauling a Cat

Tire Repair Shop
The busiest place in the camp.

2 Man Gas Chain Saw in operation
Notice the size of the tree. 4-5 ft.

Shovel for Road Building
North West name on boom.
In 1947 it cost approx $8,000 / mi here to build a logging road.

Sanding the icy roads from the back of a Pickup

Cat c/w Arch, replaced with skidders.

Photos above courtesy Grant Walker, part of his dad Bud Walker's Collection


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