Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More of that 1930's West Coast Logging

Old logging and sawmill videos are just about the most popular posts on Go Wood, and this one rates as one of the best. Great close-in filming, detailed narration, and even some old-time cowboy background music make this a thirty minutes well-spent.

And if you don't know what a Davis raft is, you'll want to stay on until the end to watch an "island of wood" being built for trans-oceanic delivery to the sawmills of Vancouver. Wow.

Next time you're in a home or building built pre-1950, look up at those beams and woodwork and think of the folks of the logging companies who made those old wooden castles possible.




3 comments:

Andy B. said...

No "Dove for Men" for these guys.

Sean Barrows said...

The REAL Axe Men. They didn't have time for drama and the pretend fighting. Just imagine what that excavator operator could do with just two pilot controlled joysticks.....

Keith A. said...

cool stuff. thank you for showing us our roots!!!