McFadden and Carpenter-Hixon

(1910's to 1950's)

Lumber Camps

Algoma District (East)

Gold Seal


Thank you for visiting my website. Included are many photos and locations that I've researched and visited over the years.  This page in particular is devoted to McFadden, McFadden @ Malloy and Carpenter-Hixon lumber camps, which were operational in the Algoma District north of Blind River, Iron Bridge, Thessalon and Elliot Lake.  Two major water systems, the Mississagi and Little White River, were used in this era to move lumber from the bush camps to the mills in Blind River.  Although McFadden also operated in the Garden River and Webwood areas, the main focus of this webpage is East Algoma.


All photos on this site are the property of Dan Kachur and / or acknowledged contributors.  Photos cannot be posted elsewhere on the Internet without our permission, unless they are labeled as "Public Domain Copyright Expiration Offering".


Signed:  Dan Kachur

Please email me, If you would like to provide additional information about McFadden  



White River Farm 
The White River Farm
McFadden Camp 1 
Camp #1 - Poulin TWP
Camp 4 
Camp #4 - Mississagi
Carpenter-Hixon Camp 5 
Camp #5 - East of Cedar
Camp 8 Lumber Camp
Camp #8 - White River
Camp 9
Camp #9 - Distant Lake
Camp 12 Lumber Camp
Camp #12 - Mount Lake
Camp 13 Lumber Camp
Camp #13 - May Not Exist
McFadden Lumber Camp 16
Camp #16
Camp 17
Camp #17 - Mississagi

Camp #20

Camp #21
Camp 24
Camp #24

Camp #25
Camp 28 Lumber Camp
Camp #28 - Aubrey Falls
Carpenter Hixon Camp 29
Camp #29 - Aubrey Falls
McFadden Camp 32
Camp #32 - Wenebegon

Camp #33 - Seabrook Rd.

Camp #36

Camp #37

Camp #40
McFadden Camp 41
Camp #41 - Camp 41 Lake


McFadden Camp 2 
Camp #2
McFadden Camp 3 
Camp #3

Camp #6 - Mississagi
McFadden Camp 7
Camp #7
McFadden Camp 10
Camp #10 - 2 Camp Cr.
Camp 11 Lumber Camp
Camp #11 - McElrea
Carpenter Hixon Camp 14
Camp #14
Camp 15
Camp #15 - Kindiogami
McFadden Camp 18
Camp #18 - Mississagi
McFadden Camp 19
Camp #19 - West of Miss.

Camp #22
Camp 23 Lumber Camp
Camp #23 - Kindiogami
McFadden Camp 26
Camp #26 - Aubrey Falls
McFadden Camp 27
Camp #27 - Sharpsand
Camp 30
Camp #30 - Aubrey Falls
McFadden Camp 31
Camp #31 - Wenebegon
Camp 34
Camp #34 - Aubrey Falls
McFadden Camp 35
Camp #35 - Aubrey Lake
McFadden Camp 38
Camp #38 - Peshu Lake
McFadden Camp 39
Camp #39 - Seabrook Lake
McFadden Camp 42
Camp 42 - Rocky Island
McFadden Lumber Camp
1939 - McFadden Camp 

About the Author

Dan Kachur

As a former employee for both Rio Algom Mines and Denison Mines, Dan Kachur is experienced in underground operations and is 'Common-Core' certified.

Dan is a Professor at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Canada.  His educational expertise is Information Technology and GIS Studies.  Dan also is a researcher and technology experimenter in his spare time.



"Over the years, my colleagues and I have spent a tremendous amount of time in the back-country of North-Eastern Ontario.  We have had the opportunity to explore many areas and accumulate a significant amount of knowledge in the history of mining, lumbering and fire towers in our region."  


"As an advocate for back-country exploring, I have had the opportunity to be an advisor to: Provincial and Federal government departments, Ontario and Michigan universities (faculty and researchers), film production companies, junior mining companies, prospectors, students working on thesis', heirs to estate stocks, non-profit organizations and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the region."