Hoisting Pulpwood, a Century of Hoisting Operations on Chequamegon Bay, 1872-1972

January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sugarloaf cove with logs in harbor

The Forestry Association of Wisconsin is hosting a talk about logging which will include a lot of history about Consolidated Papers, Inc. – the company that owned Sugarloaf Cove. Join the Zoom and learn more about the history of Sugarloaf Cove. FREE – pre-registration required.


Part History and part memoir, in this presentation, Tom Stanley shares the story of Ashland’s pulp hoists in the context of Wisconsin’s long and colorful forest history. Why was pulpwood rafted, hoisted and sent elsewhere? Why Ashland? How did the hoist operate? Who were the workers? What were the dangers? Why did hoisting end in 1972?

You must register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KBGNYTsBT4ijwRcuVBn6Eg

Presented by: Tom Stanley

A Graduate of Ashland High School (1956) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS (1960), MS (1963). Tom was employed at the Consolidated Pulp Hoist in Ashland in the summers of 1959 and 1960. A US Army veteran, Tom was a High School History and Social Studies Teacher for 30 plus years, mostly in Defense Department Schools in several overseas countries. In retirement, he volunteers with a non-motorized trail advocacy group in Michigan, a historical society in Palmyra, WI and has played in two community bands.

A recording of this program will be available later on the Forest History Association of Wisconsin website.