McLean Sawmill

The R. B. McLean Sawmill was a family-run sawmill near Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island.  Built in 1925, the steam-powered mill “is typical of the remote coastal lumber camp and sawmill complex from the middle of the last century.”  A restoration project at this National Historic Site is ongoing, the impressive magnitude of which can be found here.

Stan Harder, my uncle, recently visited the mill – and captured these wonderful images – offering a glimpse of the way it once was, in BC coastal lumbering.

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