Tag: machinery

Operating a Log Skidder in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Philip Jackson operating a Log Skidder in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Philip Jackson operating a 1978 John Deere 440C skidder. In the foreground is Jack Pulsifer. The skidder is on top of a pile of large, soft maple logs cut close to the Boquet River. Spring 2016. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of Philip N. Jackson IV. Jackson says he’s been logging for about 66 years. Listen […]

Inside Cranker’s Machine Shop in Alexandria Bay

Inside Cranker’s Machine Shop in Alexandria Bay

Cranker’s Machine Shop on Mill Point. Cranker was a gunsmith and a toolmaker. He also made motors, and put the motor into the first fire boat in town. The shop closed in the 1960s. Circa 1940. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. 1988. Near the Thousand Islands, NY. Courtesy of Robert Service. Service graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1969, and went […]

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. Service was the director of maintenance & construction and bridge operations. Summer of 1988. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Robert […]

Lumberjack Phil Jackson in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Philip Jackson in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Phil Jackson posing next to a 1978 John Deere 440C skidder and a pile of large, soft maple logs. He is holding an orange measuring stick to measure the size of the logs; the stick is four feet long. Jackson says these are some of the largest soft maple logs he’s ever cut. The […]

Jack Pulsifer operating a 1978 John Deere 440C skidder. The skidder is a top a pile of large, soft maple logs cut close to the Boquet River. Spring 2016. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of Phil Jackson.

Logging with a John Deere skidder in Elizabethtown

Jack Pulsifer operating a 1978 John Deere 440C skidder. The skidder is a top a pile of large, soft maple logs cut close to the Boquet River. Spring 2016. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of Philip N. Jackson IV.

A DEC helicopter used for rescues in 2002

A DEC helicopter used for rescues in 2002

A Helicopter used by DEC ranger Howard Glass in a rescue. 2002. Lake Placid, NY. Photo courtesy of Howard Glass. Read the full North Country at Work story on the rescue here.