Hemmingsen, Mathias "Matt"

HEMMINGSEN, Mathias "Matt," logger (b July 1876, WI; d 1967, Victoria). He began logging in Wisconsin in 1894 as a cant-hook man, piling logs for river driving (see LOGGING). He later became a riverman and went to work for J.A. Humbird in 1902. Soon after, Humbird sent him to BC to drive logs down the Puntledge and Tsolum rivers, near COURTENAY. He stayed on to become the logging superintendent of Humbird's VICTORIA LUMBER & MANUFACTURING CO at CHEMAINUS. There he developed several modern...

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