Lumber Manufacturing
Chippewa County MI

    Shelldrake Lumber Dock around 1917

Bartlett Lumber Company - Mill & Log Pond

Shelldrake Bartlett Lumber 1910 after the fire

Shelldrake Lumber (Photo courtesy of Martin LaBelle)
Leon John Labelle / Pioneer Family

Toltec Lumber Boat around 1917

The vessel "Toltec" was built by David Lester (J.H. Ihnken, Master Carpenter) at Marine City, MI in 1889. First enrollment issued at Port Huron, MI on July 8, 1889. Rig changed to propeller at Port Huron, MI on April 16, 1890. While bound on voyage from Montreal, Quebec for Buffalo, NY, fire was discovered in the engine room on September 4, 1919. Vessel beached three miles below Prescott, Ontario on the St. Lawrence River, and burned to a total loss. Crew was rescued by Canadian Government steamer "Alert". Shown here pulling out of the Lumber Docks of Shelldrake.

Shelldrake Mill about 1917 -- Shelldrake Logging Train about 1914

Houses & Warehouse

W. of Shelldrake, MI (circa 1923).

Picture taken on top of mill smoke stack

Nipissing, Bartlett

Lumber Company

Shelldrake Lumber Mills Destroyed 1910

Information and photos from the private collecton of
Paul Petosky-Postmarks From The Past