Bloedel, Stewart & Welch

BLOEDEL, STEWART & WELCH (BS&W) was formed in 1911 by the Bellingham lumberman Julius BLOEDEL and 2 railway builders, Patrick Welch and John STEWART. The company began LOGGING on a 40.5 sq km tract of leased timber at MYRTLE POINT near POWELL RIVER, under the direction of Sidney Smith, the logging superintendent. A second logging operation opened in 1920 at UNION BAY on VANCOUVER ISLAND. The next year BS&W entered the SAWMILLING business, taking over the bankrupt Shull Lumber & Shingle mill on...

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