West Branch Heritage Timber
Beautiful, Classic Timber from a Forgotten Forest
In the heart of the Great North Maine Woods, lies a body of water named Quakish Lake which holds beneath its surface, lost and forgotten treasures of the historic river-driver logging industry of a century ago.
Protected by nature's cover for over 100 years, the lake is full of sunken timber that made its way down the historic Penobscot River in the heyday of the logging gold rush, only to find its final resting place at the bottom of the lake.
With an estimated 1,000,000 cord of preserved timber ready for the harvest, West Branch Heritage Timber is engaged in the largest timber reclamation project in the history of New England.
As initial samples have shown, not only was the wood preserved in its natural state but it's beauty and unique heritage make the timber a rare and fantastic subject, ready for creative innovation.
Here, we'll soon chronicle the tale of the fantastic adventure to reclaim history's forgotten forest in historic Millinocket, Maine.