BAIKIE, Harper Piercy (1907-1993)




Author Tags: Forestry, Local History

Self-published author of:

A Boy & His Axe (Bradley Creek Logging Company, 1991).

Born on Denman Island, Harper found fame early on as a log birling (logrolling) champion. Harper was the BC champion from 1927-1937. He also participated in several world championships. Harper and his two brothers, Wallace and Jack, formed the Baikie Brothers Logging company in 1934.

Harper spent the last half of his life in Campbell River, where the Baikie Brothers were a major source of lumber industry employment.
Harper and his brothers received Campbell River's Community Builder Award in 2008.

See Wallace Baikie.

[BCBW 2016] "Memoir"