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Visiting the Lullabye logging camp on Outer Island

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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2011

Here is a brief six-minute movie of the May 28, 2009 expedition to Outer Island which had the ultimate aim of visiting the site of the Lullabye lumber camp. This operation was active in the logging of the northern part of the island in the 1940s through the '50s. The video accompanies the discussion and photos at http://www.jlindquist.com/mapsupp5g.html .

Coming around the northern end of Outer Island from the southwest, we view the lighthouse at 0:45. Heading into the interior, we eventually hit the camp on the northeast shore of the island. Cruising southward along the shore, we come upon the football field-size ledge (at 2:30) where the Lullabye operation piled up their logs and then dropped them off such that they could be bound together and transported across the lake to their sawmill.

Moment of discovery: Coming upon the right-angled corner of this natural platform at 3:05, it sounds like the guys are matching it up exactly with an old photo of the logging operation there. We are indeed at the drop-off place. Don Jaskowiak's YouTube slideshow of Outer Island logging photos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWJxiG... shows this platform in use (at one minute, 45 seconds into the slideshow) plus a couple aerial views (from 40-50 seconds).

A beautiful day for this outing. At the end of the video we are rounding the southeastern corner of Stockton Island on the way back to Bayfield.

An interview with the widow of Ed Bush, logging contractor for the Lullabye Lumber Company, is presented here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGcPFV...

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