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Abandoned Floating Logging Camp, Alaska

Abandoned Floating Logging Camp, Alaska

Sue sent us this email recently with an incredible tale involving the abandoned.

Several weekends ago, we had a girls weekend in Steamboat Springs, Co. While talking (and drinking) I was first made aware of my girl friend’s life on a floating logging camp in Alaska. She explained that the logs were tied together and the houses loaded on the log rafts. When the company was through logging the area, a tug boat would float the town to another location.

She was raised swimming with killer whales and winter camping in the Alaska Wilderness by herself. The houses were tied together, with church’s, schools, houses and walkways. As a young girl, she couldn’t leave the house without wearing a life jacket.

One Christmas, she was riding her friends new bike on the walkway, when the walkway turned and she kept going out into the ocean. She hung onto the bike, but both her and the bike weight, started pulling them down so, finally she let go. A very dangerous life for a young girl.

I was so interested in the subject matter, I have been researching on the Internet and came across this website which shows interesting photos of a abandoned floating logging camp. I only wish there was photos of the inside of the houses.

This abandoned float camp, an example of the kind of camp referenced in Sue’s email, is in Ward Cove, Alaska.

Alaska Floating Logging Camp

Photos from PureSwag.com

Alaska Floating Logging Camp

We’re reminded that sometimes the people we encounter in our every day lives had a very different childhood than the rest of us.

Photos from PureSwag.com
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