Eddy Brothers - Blind River

In the late 1800's early 1900's, Eddy Brothers was a major player in the lumber industry along the north shore of Lake Huron.   Their main Algoma operation was located in Blind River, Ontario, where they built and operated a lumber mill.  Logs that fed the mill came from north of Lake Matinenda, the Little White River valley and Wakomata Lake area.   Thessalon was also a key hub for Eddy Bros in the early 1900's allowing for the distribution of materials to lumber camps in the Mississagi Valley.

With the assistance of area historian John Haegeman, I have been able to document 18 Eddy Brothers lumber camps in East Algoma of which I have visited 6 to-date.  During each visit, video footage and photos are taken of building layouts along with measurements.  Background surroundings such as water and mountains help match the lumber camp with old photos that may be available.   These lumber camp locations are not disclosed in order to protect their heritage and preservation.

 This webpage is a work-in-progress activity of which will be updated as time permits.

Eddy Brothers

Eddy Lumber Camp - Wakomata Lake

 

If you have additional comments you wish to make or add contribution, please email me:  Dan.Kachur@email.com.  I look forward to hearing from everyone who has an interest in old lumber camps.

 

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