High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925


High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - Clark Kinsey

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By the 1920s, high-lead logging had replaced ground-lead logging for many operations in the Pacific Northwest. Both utilized steam donkeys to power cables pulling logs to the yarding area. A key task was to locate a suitable spar tree - the vertical pole shown in this photo. The spar tree had to be trimmed of its branches, “topped”, and then rigged with a series of supporting guy wires, an assortment of blocks, and working lines. This view of the Deer Island Logging Company, on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia, was taken by Clark Kinsey - one of two brothers who between them took thousands of photographs of logging in Oregon and Washington. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0485
Photographer Clark Kinsey
Location Columbia County
Subject Logging
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 10.2 x 13.5 inches
Photographer's Number Number 198