|Benson log raft on the Columbia R.,|
preparing to head south to California.
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Original photos from the S. P. H. S.©
This is the second of these rafts to be taken so far this year, and it is expected to have at least three more ready for shipment before fall. The Benson Co has a mill at San Diego and finds it more profitable to ship the logs there and then manufacture the lumber, than to ship the prepared lumber from here. The rafts that are shipped from the Columbia to San Francisco by the HLC are principally of piling for use in that locality."
The Morning Oregonian, 25 July 1912.