Video: Logs End harvests submerged old-growth timber

STITTSVILLE, Ontario – Gordon Black, president of Logs End Inc., claims to have recovered more than 30,000 logs from their underwater graves since he founded his company in 2007. Most of the logs drowned in the Ottawa River in the19th century, never making it from where they were cut down to the sawmill.

In the accompanying video produced by “On The Road Again,” Black likens diving for logs lost to the depths for 100 years or more, to “treasure hunting.” The master electrician turned old-growth forest log salvage expert, also operates a sawmill and opened an expanded flooring showroom in Stittsville in 2018. In addition to flooring, Logs End lumber is used for paneling, cabinetry and other wood products.


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