Highline, Vol 30, No. 2, Aug 2012

Volume 30, No. 2, August 2012


Cover: Frank Tunzi: The First of the Ecologgers

Cover photo: Over fifty years ago, Comptche’s Frank Tunzi was a leader in the concept of “Light Touch” forestry, using small equipment to thin second-growth redwood and Douglas Fir forests to promote future harvests. Here, one of his Caterpillar D-4 crawler tractors, with catskinner John Bolton at the controls, pulls a rubber-tired logging arch in a stand of second growth redwood.

Back cover photo: The ultimate in steam donkey evolution was the Lidgerwood steel spar skidder. Originally built in New York, these giant donkeys first appeared in the Washington woods in 1916. In 1922, a deal was struck between Lidgerwood Co. and Puget Sound Iron and Steel Works of Tacoma to form Lidgerwood Pacific Co. Beginning in 1923, dozens of these huge steam logging machines were built in Tacoma, Washington, including Weyerhaeuser Tower Number Three, pictured in the photograph.

Article: From the President’s Desk

by Jerry Moore

Feature Article: Frank Tunzi: The First of the Ecologgers

by Theron Brown and Chris Baldo

Article: Restoration of the Bucyrus-Erie 50-B Winch Hoist and Crowd Engine

by James Maddock, Edited by Dirk Johnson

Article: A Visit to the Bucyrus-Erie 50-B

by Jack Wade

Article: Moving Camp 6: Finding A New Life For Timeless Logging Artifacts

by Chris Baldo

Article: Library Report: Guy F. Atkinson Company, Binders TN 340.01 OS and TN 340.02 OS

by Dirk Johnson

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