McInnis & Logan Lumber Co.     1900-1901 

C. J. Welch & Co.                          1901-1902

Standard gauge, 35-lb rail


Mill Location: Mish, MS (Covington County)

Mill Capacity: 25,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1900-1902

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 1 known


5 log cars

See also: Pine Lumber Co.


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History by Gil Hoffman:

The McInnis & Logan Lumber Company was a co-partnership composed of A. K. McInnis, of Hattiesburg, and W. L. Logan, of Mish. On January 1, 1900 the partners bought a tract of timber from Bostick, Weaver and McInnis near Mt. Olive, Covington County. A sawmill plant was built on the Gulf & Ship Island at Mish, half a mile south of Arbo, which was in operation by September 1900. This mill had a cutting capacity of 25,000 feet per day, exclusively longleaf yellow pine. In the spring of 1901 a locomotive and several log cars were purchased to log the mill over the Gulf & Ship Island. 

On December 17, 1901 McInnis, Logan and Martin sold their interest in the sawmill plant, railroad and timber holdings to C. J. Welch and Frank E. Park for $3,987.50. Welch and Park then formed a partnership known as "C. J. Welch & Company" to operate the mill.

 On September 9, 1902 the assets were sold to E. H. Easterling, of Brookhaven, MS, representing E. P. Denkmann, of Rock Island, Illinois. The Pine Lumber Company was organized to operate the property.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

?                  0-4-0T             Baldwin                  4591                    4-1879                     28                    9x12                       

                                  Purchased secondhand in spring of 1901.

Built as North Chicago Rolling Mill Co. "Harry C. Parkes," Chicago, IL.

To C. J. Welch & Co., on 12-17-01.

Sold to Pine Lumber Co., Mish, MS, on 9-9-02.

Baldwin class 4-11 C 42






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