• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1936~
  • Description
  • The Tidewater Timber Company was formed in 1922 upon the consolidation of three timber owning corporations, the Western Cooperage Company, the Wright-Blodgett Company, Limited, and the Merrill Lumber Company. The new concern, called the Tidewater Timber Company, was incorporated under Michigan Law though it operated in Clatsop County in Oregon. The company had headquarters in Portland with operations occurring largely in Astoria and the surrou... more
    The Tidewater Timber Company was formed in 1922 upon the consolidation of three timber owning corporations, the Western Cooperage Company, the Wright-Blodgett Company, Limited, and the Merrill Lumber Company. The new concern, called the Tidewater Timber Company, was incorporated under Michigan Law though it operated in Clatsop County in Oregon. The company had headquarters in Portland with operations occurring largely in Astoria and the surrounding areas of Clatsop County. For most of its existence, the company's president was Henry S. Lovejoy, a lumberman from Janesville, Michigan. The company also operated a camp at Olney, a small company town south of Astoria. In 1941, the Tidewater Timber Company effectively abandoned operations at their Clatsop plant, prior to which their annual cut had averaged from 45,000,000 to 50,000,000 feet of timber with a crew of anywhere from 100 to 250 men. (Sources: "Timber Firms Merged," The Seattle Daily Times, 07-26-1922 and "Mill Abandons Clatsop... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL at 100 ppi in grayscale. Resized using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 so that the long dimension was either 768 pixels horizontal or 600 pixels vertical, then saved in JPEG format at quality rating 3. 2012