Marion Steam Shovel buried in Germansen River
Marion Steam Shovel recently restored. (1988)
1921 Model 21 Marion Steam Shovel. We found this shovel buried in an old river bed in a remote area of B.C. She had rested
there for 50 years. Three Marions had been taken into this area in the 1930's, an incredible journey overland. We rescued
her and restored her to working condition. The area that we found her is 160 miles north of Ft. St. James, about 600 miles
north of our community. It took several trips to tear her down for the task of pulling her out of the blue clay that she
was mired in. Read the story "Incredible Journey"
American Hoist Donkey engine sitting on side of Silver Creek
American Hoist donkey engine recently restored. (1990)
American Hoist Donkey. We found this donkey in the same area as the shovel. We use her to power a dragsaw. Our uncle made
several of these dragsaws in the 20's and 30's.