There are nine comments on this story. Click here to view comments >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email

June 15, 2011
Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

The Louise Bulker taking on logs that will make the 14-day trip to China where they�ll be used for commercial construction.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Logs wait on the dock of the Port of Olympia about a mile from the state Capitol.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Three loads of logs are lifted consecutively onto deck of the Louise Bulker, already stacked high with timber for China.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Tagged and graded logs that will be sold to China, Japan or South Korea wait for shipment at the Port of Olympia.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Longshoreman checks the logs being loaded into the hold nearest the bridge of the Louise Bulker.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Cranes maneuver three loads of logs onto the deck of the Louise Bulker while longshoremen bring new loads.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

A shipboard crane lifts logs bound for China onto the deck of the Louise Bulker with the Capitol in the background.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

A longshoreman checks a load of logs as it is hoisted onto the nearly full deck of the Louise Bulker.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

Logs bound for China are stacked 20 deep on the deck of the Louise Bulker.

Jim Camden photo Buy this photo

The Louise Bulker at the Port of Olympia tops off a load of some 5.5 million board feet of timber bound for China.