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This is a preliminary view of a new route project.

The Caspar Lumber Company

A real Logging operation that 'pulled up the rails' by the end of 1955.
They were located at the mouth of Caspar Creek on the coast of Northern
California, between Ft. Bragg to the north and Mendocino to the south.
 
Thanks to Ted Wurm and his book,
Mallets on the Mendocino Coast
In it he has provided a rather complete history
  of the company, in both word and photo.
I have use it here to illustrate this project.
 
The
 'North Coast Logging Crew'
will be re-constructing the Caspar Lumber Company area of operation. 
 
 This folio will expand as we progress with the project.
 
ROSTER

A log enters the pond from the chute after being dumped.

That's Hwy 1 crossing the trestle over the mill pond.

Aerial view of the mill and the drying yard on the bluff with the town of Caspar to the right. The coast road crosses the trestle over the pond.

A view of the drying yards and the town beyond, from a ship.

Hauling out a 'sinker' log. Dark with time spent at the bottom of the pond.

Some of the trees logged in this area were so large they required dynamite be used to split them into manageable sizes!

In the woods! These were truly Tall Trees!

The trestle over Jughandle Creek.

The lumber was loaded on ships by cable and sling from the bluff.

A ship anchored, waiting for it's load.

The mill with the town of Caspar on the bluff above.

Great modeling potential here! This is cool!

 


Maps of the area


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Route in the woods

Topographical

Caspar Creek today

Camp layout

Village of Caspar, today


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