Mural on Parry Sound business next to bridge on the Seguin River
The town of Parry Sound owes its beginning to the logging industry as depicted in this mural. Parry Sound had several mills, one of which was situated on Georgian Bay at the mouth of the Seguin River, which provided power for the mill as well as water to float logs to the mill.
Logs neatly piled on a skid to be hauled away over snow by horses
During the 19th and early 20th centuries trees were felled and piled onto skids from September until the the snow got too deep. For the rest of the winter, logs were hauled out of the woods to frozen lakes and rivers.
Once the ice thawed, the logs were pushed and rolled into the water to be driven driven to sawmills, each log marked with the name of the company whose workers had cut them down.
Logs moving over water
At each mill, logs were cut into boards then piled on docks to dry and to wait for ships to take the lumber to such cities as Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit.
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