Century-old Ti — Logging slow down

This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.

Wide-spread strikes at papers mills around the northeast and Canada, including the Ticonderoga International Paper Co. mill, caused a drastic reduction in demand for pulp wood.

“Lumbering operations in the eastern section of the Adirondacks are practically at a standstill, and lumbermen hold out no hope of immediate improvement in the situation,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on July 28, 1921. “One prominent lumberman said that what lumbering is now in progress is about 10 percent of normal.”

The Ticonderoga IP mill had been closed since workers went on strike May 1.

Violence had erupted in recent days at Corinth, where IP brought in out-of-town replacement workers.

Unrelated to the strike, Alonzo N. Burbank of Portland, Maine, an IP co-founder and former president, died at age 77.

In other July 28,1921 Ticonderoga Sentinel news:

Stephen H.P. Pell of Fort Ticonderoga was elected American Legion state committee member representing Essex County.

The Street Road Nine baseball team played a morning and afternoon double header at the Fort Ticonderoga diamond on July 24, winning one game against Ti Pulp and losing the other against the Ticonderoga Wildcats.

Click here to read the most recent previous post in this series.

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