|The .Dolbeer spool donkey was built in 1894 and owned by Chemainus Lumber Co.|
The photo was taken in 1903 when the donkey was working approximately 12 miles away from Chemainus, BC
|Gerry Wellburn with the Donkey Engine c. 1962.|
Gerry Wellburn, founder of the BC forest Discovery Centre, collected the Dolbeer steam donkey that was owned by Chemainus Lumber Co. and oversaw its restoration in 1961. Robert Sanderson, machinist and founder of Duncan Iron Works, was involved in the restoration project. Some of the replacement parts were manufactured by Fred L. Botsford in San Francisco and others were made locally.
|The "Old Log Getter" spool donkey (right) on display at|
the BC Forest Discovery Centre in 2010.
The engine is not operational but its wooden sled was restored in 2004.