Farming & Quarrying
on Lummi Island
by necessity. Clearing the land created a new logging
industry simply by the nature of necessity. Lummi Island farmers
needed to clear their land and fishermen needed the wood for
traps and constructing the canneries to accomodate larger
shipments to the mainland.
Island population continued to grow and farms produced potatoes,
fruit, hay, sheep, beef and milk. The first produce exported
to the mainland is said to have been taken by canoe.
canneries expanded as fruit farming took off, and brought
more business to the island.
was the growth of poultry and dairy farms. It was these farms
that successfully brought Lummi Island through the depression
years with their award winning produce going to market on
Bellingham was building their breakwater, a quarry was set
up on the island to supply the rock required. The quarry closed
in 1934 but reopened in 1964 and continues today, serving
many areas of the Pacific Northwest.
the war years the island population and industry declined.
After the war new residents came to the island, and although
smaller, the logging industry renewed business and the farms
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