Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Home Regions Campsites Penny Postcards My Corps of Discovery Image Index Links About This Site Main Menu
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Logging"
Includes ... Logging
Image, 2011, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Model, Donkey Engine exhibit. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken July 15, 2011.


Logging ...
(to come)

Early Images ...

Penny Postcard, Logging
Click image to enlarge
Penny Postcard: Logging, with Oxen.
Penny Postcard, Undivided Back (1901-1907), "Oxen Hauling Fir Log, (14 Feet in Diameter,) on Skid Road, State of Washington.". Copyright 1902 by D.R. Kinsey. Published by E.C. Kropp, Milwaukee. Card No.488. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Logging
Click image to enlarge
Penny Postcard: Logging Tall Timber, Washington.
Penny Postcard, Undivided Back (1901-1907), "Logging Tall Timber, Washington.". Copyright 1904 by Lowman & Hanford, S.& P. Co., Seattle. Card #1034. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Logging
Click image to enlarge
Penny Postcard: Logging in Oregon.
Penny Postcard, Divided Back (1907-1915), "Logging in Oregon.". Postmarked 1907. Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. Card No.1027. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Logging, etc.

  • Broughton Flume ...
  • Broughton Lumber Mill ...
  • Cigar Rafts ...
  • Donkey Engine ...
  • Wigwam Burner ...


Broughton Flume ...
The nine-mile-long, 1,000-foot drop Broughton Flume was the last operating flume in the United States, floating rough-hewn lumber ("cants") from Willard, Washington, to the Broughton Lumber Mill at Hood, Washington, a rail station two miles west of Bingen. At the Broughton Mill the planks were processed into finished lumber and shipped east or west on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. Sections of the old flume can be seen along Washington State Highway 14, between Drano Lake and Hood. At the boat ramp at Drano Lake a section can be seen on the side of Chemawa Hill on the east side of Drano Lake. On the Oregon side, Mitchell Point and Ruthton Park are good spots to look across the Columbia at the flume.
[More]

Image, 2004, Broughton Flume on Chemawa Hill, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Broughton Flume on Chemawa Hill, Washington. View from Washington State Highway 14 Boat ramp at Drano Lake. Image taken November 4, 2004.


Broughton Lumber Mill ...
The old Broughton Lumber Mill was the lower, eastern end of the Broughton Flume. Although the mill closed at the end of 1986, the buildings remain on the north side of Washington State Highway 14, across from the Spring Creek Fish Hatchery.
[More]

Image, 2006, Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2006.
Image, 2012, Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012.


Cigar Rafts ...
[More]

Penny Postcard, Log Raft at Stella, Coal Creek Slough
Click image to enlarge
Penny Postcard: Log Raft on the Columbia River, at Stella (Coal Creek Slough), Washington.
Penny Postcard, Divided Back (1915-1930), "Sea-going log raft, 8,000,000 feet of timber, Oregon". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. "American Art Post Card". Card #269. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Caption on back: "Sea-Going Log Raft. Method by which large numbers of logs for piling are transported to all the world from Oregon, and the way in which the logs are bound together. These rafts contain an average of 8,000,000 feet. At the right is a cradle in which the logs are first placed to form the rafts."


Donkey Engine ...
Built by the Washington Iron Works, Seattle.

Image, 2011, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Model, Donkey Engine exhibit. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken July 15, 2011.
Image, 2011, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Model, Donkey Engine exhibit. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken July 15, 2011.


Wigwam Burners ...
A wigwam burner, also known as tepee burner or beehive burner, is a free-standing conical steel structure used in logging mills to dispose of waste wood and sawdust. Wigwam burners were once commonplace at lumber mills in Washington, Oregon, California, and other western states, however, due to environmental concerns, the wigwam burner has been outlawed. Once numbering in the thousands, they are now almost non-existent.
[More]

Image, 2013, Clatskanie, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Wigwam Burner, Clatskanie, Oregon. Image taken October 17, 2013.
Image, 2013, Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Wigwam Burner and sawdust feeder lines, Broughton Lumber Mill, Hood, Washington. Image taken March 24, 2013.


"The Golden Age of Postcards" ...

The early 1900s was the "Golden Age of Postcards", with the "Penny Postcard" being a popular way to send greetings to family and friends. Today the Penny Postcard has become a snapshot of history.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




Vancouver PlainsReturn to
Menu
 



SNAKE RIVER CONFLUENCE | COLUMBIA PLATEAU
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE | VANCOUVER PLAINS | JOURNEY TO THE PACIFIC
CAMPSITES


HOME | REGIONS | PENNY POSTCARDS | MY CORPS OF DISCOVERY
IMAGE INDEX | LINKS | ABOUT THIS SITE


HOME
NORTHWEST JOURNEY
COLUMBIA RIVER IMAGES
THE BARLOW ROAD
THE COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY



*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
/Regions/Places/logging.html
© 2020, Lyn Topinka, "ColumbiaRiverImages.com", All rights reserved.
Images are NOT to be downloaded from this website.
March 2020