Sawmill At Pilot Bay: 0050.0102

            This week while towing a boom of logs from the upper end of Kootenay lake to the sawmill at Pilot Bay the machinery of the Surprise got out of order and she had to make the run to Pilot Bay for repairs, the boom being first towed to a sheltered place on the east shore.  Before the Surprise got back a storm blew up, which broke the boom fastenings, and the logs are now scattered for miles up and down the lake.

0050.0102: Sawmill At Pilot Bay

While towing a boom of logs to Pilot Bay boat ran into machinery problems and had to leave boom tied to shore and return after repairs to find storm broke boom fastenings and scattered logs everywhere.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 5, 1891
Pages:  4
Publisher:  Hot Springs News - Ainsworth
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


log boom sawmill storm repairs


Physical Features arrow Lakes arrow Kootenay Lakearrow
Natural History arrow Weatherarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Surprisearrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Pilot Bayarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Pilot Bayarrow


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