Tag: machinery

The Trombly family in Modern Mechanical Fab in Champlain

The Trombly family in Modern Mechanical Fab in Champlain

The Trombly family posing inside the offices/work space of Modern Mechanical Fab, a metal fabrication company that builds large metal works in Champlain. From left to right: Brandon Trombly and his child, John Trombly, and Heather. August 2019. Photo courtesy of John and Heather Trombly. You can read and listen to the whole story here, […]

Loading Logs for the Triangle Lumber Company in Onchiota

Loading Logs for the Triangle Lumber Company in Onchiota

Workers use a cable boom and grapple to load logs onto a truck for the Triangle Lumber Company mill in Onchiota. Triangle Lumber Company was owned by James LaTour. Onchiota, NY.  Circa 1960 to 1970. Photo donated by Jill McKenty.

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 […]