William A. Holmes and Son logging crew

William A. Holmes & Son, Holmes Landing or Holmes Siding, ca. 1886: In 1886, William A. Holmes & Son were logging just across what became the Dickinson County line in Section 26 of Township 43 North, Range 31 West, east of the Michigamme River, an area in which Holmes & Son logged extensively between 1881 and 1893. The primitive narrow gauge steam engine, a 9-ton wood burner, which was used to pull carloads of pine logs along a track which extended from a point south of Sagola, then Holmes Landing or Holmes Siding, in a northwesterly direction to the Michigamme River and was used for a period of six years to move the logs from the woods to the river. [William J. Cummings], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: William A. Holmes & Son, Holmes Landing or Holmes Siding, ca. 1886: In 1886, William A. Holmes & Son were logging just across what became the Dickinson County line in Section 26 of Township 43 North, Range 31 West, east of the Michigamme River, an area in which Holmes & Son logged extensively between 1881 and 1893. The primitive narrow gauge steam engine, a 9-ton wood burner, which was used to pull carloads of pine logs along a track which extended from a point south of Sagola, then Holmes Landing or Holmes Siding, in a northwesterly direction to the Michigamme River and was used for a period of six years to move the logs from the woods to the river. [William J. Cummings]
Subject(s): Logging
Log transportation
Locomotives
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Date Created: 1886