HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876
Across the river, and on the other side of the dam, is the water mill of lopper & Davis, containing 1 double and 1 single cutting shingle machines, nd capable of producing 95, 000 shingles per day. Number of men employed,
Continuing our course down the river, we come to Minor & Co. 's shingle mill, containing one double cutter and one single cutter shingle machines, and capable of manufacturing 90, 000 shingles per day. Number of persons employed, 25. This mill is run this year by Morris Godfrey.
Not far from Minor's shingle mill is the Island mill, owned by J. S. Minor, 'his mill is situated on a island, and contains an circular, edger, etc., and is principally employed in sawing timber and bill stuff. About thirty men are employed about the mill.
The next mill is that of Bewick, Comstock & Co., containing 1 circular, 1 gang, edgers, slab saws, 1 lath machine, and a picket machine. The mill has
a cutting capacity of 60, 000 feet of lumber and 20, 000 lath per day. Number of men employed, 38.
A little further down the river is the saw-mill of Hilliard,. Churchill & Co., which is supplied with 2 circulars, 1 gang, 1 muley, edgers, etc. The mill is capable of sawing 10, 000, 000 feet per year.
Close by Hilliard, Churchill & Co. 's mill is that of Mason", Luce & Co., which contains 2 circulars, 1 lath machine, edgers, etc., and is capable of cutting 7, 000, 000 feet per year. About 30 men are employed about the mill.
The last mill on our river list is the shingle mill of Bewick, Comstock & Co. It is supplied with 1 double cutter and 1 single cutter shingle machines, which are capable of cutting 100, 000 shingles per day. Number of men employed, 21.
ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN
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