GILTNER AND SEWELL SELL RAILROAD
— NOW PENINSULA LUMBER COMPANY
June 29, 1906: Large timber land deal: 5,000 acres sold by Giltner and Sewell of Portland to Peninsular Lumber Co., for $200,000. Includes a logging railroad five miles long with dockage on the Columbia river front near Columbia City. The sales price is based on stumpage of $1.25 per thousand. Peninsular Lumber company operates a sawmill near St. Johns and will raft logs to the mill.
FATAL RUNAWAY AT COLUMBIA CITY
May 9, 1912: An engine of the Peninsula Lumber Co. at Columbia City, while at work about eight miles from that place, ran away last Saturday morning, down a steep grade and was derailed and wrecked. Engineer Bodsley and Fireman Brittan, the latter of Deer Island, were instantly killed.