A Skagit yarder — used in moving logs in the bush and dating back possibly to the 1940s — was donated by Jim Dalman

A Skagit yarder — used in moving logs in the bush and dating back possibly to the 1940s — was donated by Jim Dalman

Kaatza Museum acquires new old equipment

Kaatza Station Museum recently acquired two pieces of historic forest industry equipment.

  • Apr. 11, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Kaatza Station Museum recently acquired two pieces of historic forest industry equipment.

A Skagit yarder — used in moving logs in the bush and dating back possibly to the 1940s — was donated by Jim Dalman, who acquired it many years ago. Built in Sedro Wooley, Washington, it is now located on the front lawn at the right-hand side of the main museum building.

Also donated was a headsaw winch believed to have been used at the WFI sawmill in Honeymoon Bay which closed in 1981. The headsaw was donated by Ed Pawlik. This piece is located on a former car bridge cement slab just past the museum. Further information is being collected on these machines.

Both pieces of equipment were hauled by Cowichan Valley Concrete/ Johel Brothers.

The Kaatza Historical Society president Pat Foster, and the directors have expressed their sincere appreciation to Jim and Ed for their contributions to Cowichan Lake history, to the local contractor and to Wade Radcliffe for his professional movement of this machinery.

— Submittted Don Gordon