Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

ALGONQUIN TRIP - ALGONQUIN LOGGING MUSEUM 2009

Welcome..

The entrance..


Station 1 - Your Home for the Winter.
The cook at the door of his camboose camp.

Model.

I notice this house had no window.



Fireplace for cooking and heater on winter time.

Yup this is a bed. I don't think i can sleep on this bed.

Station 2 - My Fine Beauties.
A teamster leasing his horse out of the stable.

Home for Beauties (Horse).

Station 3 - The Skill (and the waste) of it all.


The tools they use.....to

cut this. Yup by hand.

Station 4 - Through Snowy Wood to Frozen Lakes.
Horses at left power the jammer to lift log up onto the log sleigh.

Model.




Station 5 - Preparing the way.
Using a patent plow to clear a haul road.



Filling up a tanker sleigh from a hole in the ice.


Station 6 - Hanging on for Dear Life!.
Hot sand was throw onto downhill stretches to slow the sleighs down.

With a Barrienger brake one man could safely control the descent of a fully loaded log sleigh.

Station 7 - Big Business!.
This man measured each log and used a special stamping hammer to leave his company's distinctive mark.

Stamping hammer look like.

Station 8 - Around and Around...Very Slowly.
The horse-powered cadge crib was the first method used to move log booms across lakes.



Saw this beautiful bird when we on the way to station 9.

Station 9 - The Better Way!.




Beautiful lake.

Station 10 - Workhorse of the River Drive.
The pointer was the indispensable watercraft of river drives in the Ottawa Valley.


Station 11 - Tools of the River Driver.
Using a portable winch to pull out the "key log" in a log jam.

Station 12 - Dam Impressive!.


Model.


Station 13 - In Memoriam.



Station 14 - High Tech Tree Cutting!
The crosscut saw was a major breakthrough when it was perfected in the 1870s.

Station 15 - We've Come a Long Way.
The blacksmith giving the horse a new shoe.

The cook enforced a strict no-talking rule in the old sawlog camps.

Station 16 - From Muscle Power to Motor Power.
This donkey engine is pulling a loaded sleigh up a hill - something horse could not do.

The first trucks were used to pull log sleight.



Model.



One of the first two-man chainsaws.

In the 1950s mechanical skidders took over the last job done by horses.


Station 17 - Railways Through the Forest!.



Station 18 - Changing Times, Changing Thoughts.


The office.

Station 19 - How to Grow Trees.
Only scattered individual trees are cut the "selection" system used to log Sugar Maple forests in Algonquin.

Uniform Shelterwood Management of White Pine.

Station 20 - A Short Trail But a Long Road.
The end of the Logging Museum trail. 

THE END (*_*).
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