Twenty Six Paintings depicting the early days of the coastal BC forest industry.
|During the early days of west coast logging, when the work was done by hand, trees had to be cut close to the waters edge and the logging site relocated once the accessible timber had been cut. This made it difficult to construct permanent camps along the shoreline. To solve the problem a great number of logging camps consisted of a group of buildings built on giant cedar logs and connected by walkways from the bunk houses to the cook house, store, etc. These 'float camps' could be towed from logging site to logging site as required.|