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Loggers raise funds for new memorial, museum at Camp 18
By EDWARD STRATTON
The Daily Astorian
ELSIE — A decade ago,
a volunteer group of forest-
ers opened a memorial in a
small cabin-style building
along U.S. Highway 26 just
east of Camp 18 Restaurant
for those who died while
logging.
In a testament to one of
the deadliest and most sto-
ried local professions, the
Camp 18 Loggers Memo-
rial quickly fi lled up with
shrines and artifacts from
the woods.
Volunteers are now rais-
ing between $3 million
and $4 million for a new,
7,000-square-foot museum
to continue honoring the
past while providing a nod
to the future.
The Camp 18 Loggers
Museum was founded in
the 1970s by Maurie Clark
and Gordon Smith, former
owners of Camp 18 Restau-
rant. The museum became a
popular spot to stop on the
way to the coast, marked
by a 160-foot spar tree and
a growing collection of
donated logging equipment
from years past.
“We were forgetting
what our guys looked like
who passed away,” said
Mark Standley, a logging
safety consultant and an
organizer behind the addi-
tion of the memorial. “We
sat around on a deck of logs
wondering, ‘What can we
do to preserve these guys’
memories.’”
The idea was to put some
logs out with aluminum tags
memorializing late loggers,
he said. But after receiving
some large donations, the
project soon expanded into
a small building.
The entrance to the
memorial is framed by a
large grappling hook, each
end anchored in twin stone
pillars. Inside a heavy set
of double doors is a bronze
cast of a timber faller —
modeled after the late Steve
Boudreau, who worked
for Morisse Logging Co.
in Astoria for 20 years —
chainsawing through a tree
trunk.
On either side of the
statue are a series of
wooden aisles, each fi lled
with memorials of fami-
lies who have worked in
the industry. The innermost
aisles are dedicated to those
who have died on the job.
“We’re running out of
room,” said Harve Deth-
lefs, the owner of Bighorn
Logging Corp. in Banks
and a board member for the
memorial.
Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian
A statue commemorates the legacy of local loggers at the memorial and museum at Camp 18.
Logging museum names
fi rst female board president
Cannon Beach Gazette
Effective
March
2019, the Camp 18 Log-
ging Museum has voted
in their fi rst female
president.
Allina
Schmeltzer,
board member since
2015, has volunteered
to serve in the role after
the previous president
stepped down.
Schmeltzer joined the
board to honor her father,
Mark Schmeltzer, who
loved working in the for-
estry industry and was
dedicated into the memo-
rial in 2015. Schmeltzer
has a degree in English
with a writing minor
from Portland State Uni-
versity and has been serv-
ing as the board’s secre-
tary since she joined.
As a native Oregonian,
she is extremely passion-
ate about educating the
public on the importance
of the logging industry
and for creating a space
that will commemorate
those who have served
About 350 loggers have
been memorialized so
far, with another 30 or so
plaques added each year,
Standley said. With space
running low, he’s had the
unenviable task of ask-
it, for all
genera-
tions.
T h e
board is
currently
raising
Allina
money
Schmeltzer
for a new
museum
and memorial building.
The memorial building
has become a home, of
sorts, for all the men and
women who have served
this industry.
There are currently
about 400 plaques in the
existing memorial build-
ing and space is becom-
ing limited.
The Camp 18 Log-
gers Memorial will hold
its annual dedication Sat-
urday, May 11, at 10 a.m.
A live auction will fol-
low to raise money for
the new building. All are
welcome.
For more information
call Allina Schmeltzer
at 503-956-4631 or visit
www.camp18logging-
museum.org for more
information.
Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian
Mark Standley talks about the eff ort to raise money for a new
facility to house a memorial and museum at Camp 18.
ing families to consolidate
their memorials as more of
the fallen are added to the
walls.
Interspersed with the
memorials throughout the
museum are tin hats, axes,
climbing spikes and other
tools of the trade. In one
corner is a memorial to the
family of Shawn Teevin,
a local industry mag-
nate whose brother and
father both died in logging
accidents.
“We get hordes of peo-
ple from the restaurant, so
it’d be nice to have some-
thing more visible,” Deth-
lefs said.
The museum hired Asto-
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The fi rm has previously
worked on the Alderbrook
Station and Red Building in
Astoria.
“They were very inter-
ested in going modern and
showcasing newer lumber
technologies,” Daren Doss
said.
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His fi rm presented sev-
eral designs, from which the
board chose a long, gabled
hall reminiscent of agrarian
sheds in the region. It has a
fl exible, free-standing inte-
rior for an expanded memo-
rial, museum, library and
meeting space, and a large
fi replace on one side.
The new hall would face
the highway for maximum
visibility and approximate
the height of the existing
museum, the two buildings
linked by walking paths.
Below the east side would
be a covered area for events
overlooking an outdoor fi re
pit and a fi eld behind.
The project is in the con-
ditional use permit phase
with Clatsop County. Orga-
nizers have held meetings
with surrounding neigh-
bors, who Doss said have
been generally supportive
of the museum and design.
Volunteers began fund-
raising for the new building
a year and a half ago, hiring
a consultant before going
in-house. Several large
donors have already given
around $400,000, but fund-
raising has slowed down
with a defl ated log market
and Chinese tariffs amid a
protracted trade war.
“We’ll have to adjust it
to fi t,” Standley said.
The group has looked at
incorporating green build-
ing concepts and newer
construction materials such
as cross-laminated timber,
used in multistory build-
ings elsewhere. But the
newer material and sustain-
ability certifi cation might
be overkill for the muse-
um’s size and backing,
Doss said.
“For a project strug-
gling with money, you have
to limit expenditures,” he
said. “They’ll try to be as
green as possible.”
To reach its lofty fund-
raising goal, the museum
needs someone to reach out
to large timber landown-
ers, mills and other compa-
nies. “That’s where the big-
ger money’s going to come
from, hopefully,” Dethlefs
said.
The Camp 18 Log-
gers Memorial will hold
its annual dedication at
10 a.m. May 11. The
names of those added in
the last year will be called
out, after which local high
school forestry teams will
compete in timber sports.
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NORTH COAST DENTAL CLINIC
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