Transfer of lumber by wire from shore to a sailing schooner

Sailing schooner, Sailor Boy, is being loaded by wire chute at the shipping point in Caspar. Superintendent C. J. Woods stands on the platform pointing to the wire. A load of lumber, suspended from the travelers, will start down from the chute house and stop over the ship’s deck to be unloaded and stowed in the hold and on deck. (Gift of Verda Wakerley)

“Thomas H. Petersen Master Shipbuilder” by Louis A. Hough. Thomas Petersen built about three dozen wooden vessels: sailing schooners, a barkentine, steam schooners, steam tugs and lighters. Based on Petersen’s memoirs. $15.