Photo Credit: Radomes by Ren L’Ecuyer

Excerpts from videos by Seabe33 and Clearcutter01 on YouTube

Turn Down Your Computer’s Volume

The video clip on the left starts LOUD. It is actually a shortened version of two excellent YouTube videos that are reminiscent of how life was in the Rayonier Canada Holberg Logging camp way back in the mid-seventies. Unfortunately, I took very few pictures or videos back in those days, so some images on this page come from other sources.

Thanks to public domains like YouTube, Flickr, etc., it is now possible for sappy sentimentalists like me to piece together pages that awaken old memories and evoke long forgotten feelings about places like Holberg.  My plan is to continue adding additional videos and pictures as they become available and as time permits.

If you happen to possess any Holberg Camp images that you’d like to see posted here, send an email to holbergsurvivor@gmail.com and we’ll get started.

These days, there are less than 200 people living in the area.  This compares to a total population of probably more than 2000 when both the base and logging camp were going strong.
Official %22Welcome to Holberg%22 Sign

 

The Holberg Suburbs,

Dock, and Dump

(2006)

 

Gallery Introduction

Some time during the late sixties or early seventies, several old houses were moved from Port Alice and relocated to Holberg, where they became residences for families on 3rd & 4th Avenue.  When I was a kid, I thought they were ugly. Now that I, too, have grown old, I would prefer to describe them as “picturesque heritage houses.” The images that follow the residential area include a number of images of the dock and log dump.

The Gallery

Logging Equipment

Some hidden photographic gems (not my own) of some heavy duty equipment, as posted by Nick Thompson, photographer 

Some Great Videos, as posted elsewhere:

The first two, by Seabe33 and Clearcutter01 on YouTube, were used in the introductory clip at the top of this page.

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1 Comment

  1. Don Albert

    I worked in Holburg in 1969 logging for Macmillan blodell, I believe the boss a that till was Al Clark. It was a great experience for a New Brunswick boy. There was quite a few New Brunswick lads out there.

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