HANDLOGGING was practised on the banks of many protected waterways of the BC coast, beginning in the 1860s. On areas of steep shoreline, loggers selected trees that would fall or slide into the water when cut. Trees that did not reach the water were moved with hand jacks, after the tops and limbs were removed. The first handloggers worked in BURRARD INLET, supplying timber to HASTINGS MILL, which later grew into the city of VANCOUVER, and MOODYVILLE SAWMILL on the North Shore. After 1906,...

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