Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

McLean Mill

From Graces Guide
Head saws in action
This single cylinder steam engine powers the head saws and other machinery. Made by Wheland Machine Works c.1890
Lidgerwood Manufacturing Co steam winch moves the saw table using a wire rope
Sawmill
Log pond
Logging demonstration area
Steam donkey made by Washington Iron Works, Seattle

McLean Mill National Historic Site, near Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

  • This steam-driven sawmill has been restored to working condition and may be seen operating. The 12.8 hectare site also includes buildings and artefacts relating to logging, transportation, and camp life. Of particular interest with regard to logging is a working set-up used to demonstrate the handling of massive logs using steam and IC engine-powered 'donkeys'.
  • There is a good café at the site.


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