The Early Days: Forest Use in the Fraser-Fort George Region

Mr. S.N. McLean, Sr.

1880 - 1966

Many logging and sawmilling operations were family businesses. This exhibit is based on the story of the McLean family. Their logging and sawmilling business (including McLean Lumber Co. Ltd., McLean Sawmills Ltd., and Shelley Sawmills Ltd.) operated from 1920 to 1951 in the Fraser-Fort George region.

In 1920, Samuel McLean and his son Sinclair began logging, sawing, planing, and shipping lumber from Fort Fraser. They bought a small carriage and head rig, an edger, lath machine, planeer, steam tractor, and sundry tools, wagons sleighs and horses.


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