Photo of the Week – Third week of August 2022

So many great photos over the years, always hard to pick just one. We didn’t. The first photo, #2006-0020-1210, is from June of 1955 and probably represents the last log drive to come down the Severn River to Georgian Bay. The caption in the newspaper read; “First large raft of logs to be put over the dam at Port Severn in more than a decade was run through by Ed Copeland, a Midland sawmill operator. Mr. Copeland is in the boat, foreground on the dock is Joe King of Port Severn, a veteran of many river drives years ago. The raft contained around 4,000 poplar, hemlock, pine and basswood logs cut in the Six Mile Lake area. They were towed across the bay to Port McNicoll for transportation to the mill.” The second photo, 2006-002-1237,  is also from June of 1955, a classic team photo taken at the “ball diamond”. The caption read; “Tops in their age group, members of the Richmond Virginians, winners of the International League title in Saturdays playoffs. Front, Bill Doherty, Ken Mackie, Arnold Belfry, Ron Church, David McLaughlin, Richard Mohan, Gary French. Back row, C.O. Marshall coach, Bob Matthews, Dick Matthews, David Lamb captain, John Dagg (Identified by daughter Jill Snider) and Rev. Len Self League director. (We would appreciate a first name for Mr. Marshall.)

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