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Gunflint & Lake Superior: Logging the Boundary Waters at the Turn of the Century

Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:00pm CST Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company, headquartered in Thunder Bay, who incorporated and built a railroad in Minnesota to harvest timber, and in the process created one of the most unique logging operations in North America. The railroad had no American terminus or connection; its only access was through Canada. The logs cut in Minnesota were transported to Port Arthur to be processed into lumber and were shipped to a burgeoning construction market in Canada and the United States.

Pigeon River Lumber Company Mill, Fort William, ON c. 1903

Pigeon River Lumber Company Mill, Fort William, ON c. 1901

More information is available here and on the Chik-Wauk Museum website.

 

 

 

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