Apr 27-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: April: Apr 27-03
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Doug, Wixom, MI on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 10:03 am:

Where are all the trees???

By bob on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 11:08 am:

Lumbering has always impressed me, but man, thats a lot of iron!

By Mary Lou on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 11:47 am:

This looks like the old sawmill on Torch Lake....I think it was Gregorie's...

By jim_greenville_mi on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 11:54 am:

when/where were these photos taken? lack of trees in background suggests gathering of equipment to move on to new area to log. appears it took two men to operate the big cats. quite an inventory of various model machines. keep the shoe box photos coming. always interesting topics.

By Therese Dimet Michigan on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 02:14 pm:

I only know that his mother gave us them also have more of the same but l like to know who the others are so I could put on the the back of the picture I also Have Harvey Waters as a scout Leader Dale if your there I would like your E-mail address as I have these an more also when you were younger.
Love Therese
my E-Mail address is theresedimet@a1access.net Dale Waters

By Therese Dimet Michigan on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 04:10 pm:

I Have a picture of the city Service in Lake Linden,Michigan That Jean Marie Dimet Own probaly most know of it It is still there but new ownersan changed a lot

By Eldred Az. on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 06:21 pm:


By M.M., MI. on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 07:12 pm:

Wit a couple of dos BIG cats you woodn't need a saw, you cood doz em down.

By Therese Dulong Dimet on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 07:43 pm:

Eldred you are right its on the cornor to bootjack road an he was the mayor of Lake Linden an by the way my fathers name was Eldred (Judge) Dulong of Hubbell, Mich i sent a picture if they got it today of the Gas station an also of the Boy scout camp & Harvey waters Therese Dulong Dimet
p.s. What is you last name

By Geri, ND. on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 08:23 pm:

Wow, Therese! I noticed the name "DuLong" and I had to call my mom to see if we're related. Sure enough, my mom, Shirley, is your cousin, her parents are Harold & Florence Dulong ! We tune in to the pasty cam daily to get our "fix" as we are currently transplanted in ND and we miss Michigan. So much so, we plan to move back to the U.P. this summer. Was so neat to see a familiar name on our favorite site!

By T Sarazin , Dreamland on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 08:49 pm:

I had my dad, Jim Sarazin look at these pictures and he thought that this could be back in the days of culver lumber co.

By Therese Dulong Dimet on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 09:01 pm:

That right as I remember jean mother mention that Sterns & Culvar does she know any more about it
Yes Shirley Dulong is my cousin does she have a E-Mail address as i write to Janet & Alice please send it its theresedimet@a1access.net
an witch one are you .Is your Mother still in Detroit,Mich
Love Therese

By Lowell MO. on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 09:16 pm:

Someone asked about haveing two people on each cat. most likely one was the driver and one was the hooker. Have seen pictures from up there of loads as big as that being pulled either horses or oxen. Someone that knows about those old cats might be able to tell you about what year they are and that would give you somekind of a time frame as to when these pictures were taken. I allways enjoy the old pictures of the logging days.

By Ken from da UP on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:19 am:

Kinda reminds me of the Sahara Forest before Paul Bunyan got there. Know what I mean, Vern? Now they call it the Saraha Desert. :o)

Okay, my apologies.

By Ken from da UP on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:21 am:

Whoops! I meant Sahara Desert.

By lil John Warren Mi. on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 01:07 am:

They look weird without blades on the front of them. This looks like this was in the late thirtys or early forties to me...... but it's kewl

By Mary Lou on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 06:10 am:

T Sarazin....If anyone would know it is Jim Sarazin...He knows and cares about the history and folks of the area........The Sarazin famly is one of the most interesting, pioneer, Copper Country families.

By Nina, IL on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 08:02 am:

Eldred Faller, cousin Eldred?
Cousin Nina

By C arl K. Lake Linden on Thursday, May 1, 2003 - 11:43 am:

The photos were probably taken along the shores of Torch Lake at a sawmill site. The hills in the back ground could be up behind the Maple Leaf on the Bootjack Road. A lot of logs were Hauled there from the Rice Lake and Mud Lake areas by Stern & Culver and the Bonifas Lumber Co. Before the tractors They were hauled by horses and sleds in the winter. They would have to put sand on the steeper slopes to keep the log loads from running into the back of the horses on the downhill slopes The tractors used were most likely Holts. Jim (Buckwheat) Sarazin Would know a lot more about this. He is quite a historian of the local area.

By Hartley, CA on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

These pictures are great. What I am curious about, is what kind of trees did they get, oak, pine, maple etc.?

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