1882

Archie Pritchard set up a lumber camp on the Trent River below Union Bay and Walter Piercy started a logging operation south of Union Bay. Logs were hauled over greased skids to the tidewater where they were towed away by boats often the Beaver. This was the starting of another important economic boom to the Comox Valley.  It is said that the first loggers came from Maine and setup on the mouth of Dove Creek and they employed 12 to 14 men. Their plan was to float the logs down the Tsolum to the tidewater but the logs jammed everywhere.