Anderson Mill

ANDERSON MILL, the first export SAWMILL in BC, was built at the head of ALBERNI INLET in 1860 by the British sea captain Edward STAMP, on behalf of British investors. The first substantial steam-driven sawmill in the province, it was later owned by the Anderson family of London and milled DOUGLAS FIR logs cut from land granted to Stamp on the present site of PORT ALBERNI. Logging operations using oxen were supervised by Jeremiah ROGERS. Lumber was exported to various ports in Australia, China,...

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