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Carlton Stone founder of The Hillcrest Lumber Comp

Carlton Stone was born in England in 1877, immigrating to Canada in 1908 and moving to Vancouver Island in 1910. He built a small steam powered mill near Fairbridge, developing a unique method of moving the logs. Horses were used to pull empty rail cars up to the logging operation and then, by use of a hand brake, the loaded cars coasted down hill to the sawmill.

In 1917 he moved the operation to Sahtlam, which gave him access to railway transportation (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) and a worldwide market. At this time the company was incorporated as Hillcrest Lumber Company. He designed a gas-powered form of truck to be used on the rails instead of the steam locie. Within 10 years he owned one of the largest companies on Vancouver Island, cutting 45 million feet and employing 225 men in the mill and 100 in the woods. Over time the timber ran out and Carlton was forced to move the operations to Mesachie Lake.

As well as building the town of Mesachie Lake, Mr. Stone was primarily responsible for the building of the Ď100 housesí in Lake Cowichan by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. in the late 1940ís. He was also very involved in St. Peterís Church in Duncan, gave generously to Queen Margaretís Chapel, and of course St. Christopherís in Mesachie.

Carlton Stone died on October 10, 1950, one day before his 73rd birthday. Mrs. Stone died on July 27, 1959.

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Local Accommodations:
Cowichan River Wilderness Lodge
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Cowichan River Wilderness Lodge is the Ultimate Destination for someone looking to get in touch with nature. Enjoy some of the 16 acres of marked trails along the Cowichan river, book a Custom Fishing Adventure with our own professional, licensed guides here at the lodge, or relax and get away from it all in our luxurious surroundings with a view overlooking the world class Cowichan river!

Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat
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10028 Park Drive, Honeymoon Bay, BCPhone: 250-749-4252
Honeymoon Bay Retreat provides a restorative setting for personal or group retreats, workshops, artistic and musical events. 17 beautifully appointed guests suites, versatile meeting spaces, full dining experience, health and wellness facilities, outdoor hot tub and infrared sauna, gardens and labyrinth, 90 minutes from Victoria or Nanaimo.


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