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Posted September 29, 2013 by Miama Admin in Harrison history
 
 

Green Point Logging Co. Ltd.

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open bookIn 1931,two brothers, Dewey and Clay Anderson, were starting up a new logging camp, complete with railroad installation. The site was just by the former fish hatchery (where Sasquatch Park is today), and the company was Green Point Logging. Dewey and Clay were the sons of a logging camp owner, Peter B. Anderson, an American who had entered Canada in 1908,and these young men had therefore been in the forest industry since their early teens. In a 1957 interview, Dewey explained that as he and Clay could not afford the venture on their own, their father put up the other third of the capital. Although logging on Harrison Lake was difficult because of access, he said, they decided it was feasible to tow, and a friend started building some river boats for them. They constructed an extensive logging railroad, running about eight miles up past Deer Lake to the upper reaches of Ruby Creek. Green Point was the only logging camp on the lake in this era to provide a school for the children living up there. It started in 1936 when there were eleven school-aged children, and continued for two years until the camp closed. Because of the Depression, Dewey and Clay did not make a profit on this camp,though there was  “plenty of timber, and all the very best labor we could use at 25 cents an hour”. Operations wound up in 1937. Looking back on this period, Dewey reflected: “My years at Harrison were perhaps the happiest of my life. My wife and family remember it with fondness too: it was a lovely spot. Clay’s family was there and we had a nice little community.”   The People of the Harrison by Daphne Sleigh. Photos credit: Stuart Thomson collection

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Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Train on trestle with sprinkler system, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Trestle with sprinkler system to reduce fire hazard, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Two men sharpening axes, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - View of lake and log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Climax" type locomotive at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Graded roadbed into cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Jill-Poke log unloading devise at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Log dump and camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Logger at base of spar tree, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail line through cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail speeder at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Shay locomotive working at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Shay" type locomotive at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Steam donkey, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Train on trestle with sprinkler system, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Trestle with sprinkler system to reduce fire hazard, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Two men sharpening axes, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - View of lake and log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Climax" type locomotive at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Graded roadbed into cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Jill-Poke log unloading devise at log dump, 27 August 1932
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Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Climax" type locomotive at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Climax" type locomotive at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Graded roadbed into cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Graded roadbed into cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Jill-Poke log unloading devise at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Jill-Poke log unloading devise at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Log dump and camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Log dump and camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Logger at base of spar tree, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Logger at base of spar tree, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail line through cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail line through cutting area, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail speeder at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Rail speeder at camp, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Shay locomotive working at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Shay locomotive working at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Shay" type locomotive at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - "Shay" type locomotive at log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Spar tree log loading, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Steam donkey, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Steam donkey, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Train on trestle with sprinkler system, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Train on trestle with sprinkler system, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Trestle with sprinkler system to reduce fire hazard, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Trestle with sprinkler system to reduce fire hazard, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Two men sharpening axes, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - Two men sharpening axes, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - View of lake and log dump, 27 August 1932
Green Point Logging Co.Ltd. - View of lake and log dump, 27 August 1932
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