HIGH ROLLAWAY — Canvas Giclée (12x24 print)
Towering 200 feet over a big bend of the Manistee River near Buckley, Michigan, is a breathtaking view that has drawn visitors since the end of the logging days of the late-1800s. The High Rollaway got its name because of the thousands of logs lumberjacks would stockpile along the river during the winter months. When the ice broke up in the spring, key logs were removed, causing the huge pile of logs to roll down the bank into the river to begin their trip to the sawmill downstream. I painted this picture of it during the fall for a book I illustrated about the history of Michigan.
ORIGINAL: Private Collection