Graves & Bigwood

 Grasset Township - Kynoch Ontario

Graves and Bigwood was another Georgian Bay company that looked north of Lake Huron for lumber.  In the early 1900's G & B operated a large mill at Bying Inlet, located halfway between Sudbury and Parry Sound along the Georgian Bay. (At the inlet of the Magnetawan River.)

The hunger for more logs led to the purchase of timber rights in Grasett Township, north of Iron Bridge, Ontario. (approximately 1915). 

It is my understanding there were 9 Graves & Bigwood Lumber Camps in Grasett Township, but possibly 10.  So far, I have been able to document the locations of Camps #1, #2, #4, #5, #8, #9, however, no luck with Camps #3, #6 and #7.

Personally, I have visited 3 Graves & Bigwood Camps in Grasett Township to-date and must thank John Haegeman for introducing this historic company to our travels and Gord Berry for being our tour guide.


Graves and Bigwood

Old Lumber Camp Stove at Graves & Bigwood Camp #9

Adam Hall Stove from 1910


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