Stories From Our Past: Logging

Whidbey Island has a rich history in the logging industry. The abundance of old growth Douglas Fir created a lucrative economy providing spar poles for tall ships, lumber for bridges, cedar shingles for buildings, and even slash for Seattle landfills. Discover the stories about early logging practices, including our own railroad (and tragic demise) and the people who pioneered the industry. Stories From Our Past is made in partnership with the South Whidbey Historical Society.