Rangeley man to be inducted into Logger’s Hall of Fame
RANGELEY - As part of the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s annual Logging Festival, Wendell Steward will be inducted into the Logger’s Hall of Fame on Friday, July 27 during the Evening Program which begins at 7:00pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street, Rangeley.
Born in 1929, Mr. Steward began working in the woods as a nine-year-old, cutting white birch with his father on their Long Pond farm and selling it to the Brackley Wood Turning Mill in Strong.
Among his many forest-related jobs were those with Otis Oakes; the Kempton Lumber Company; the Redington Navy Base; and, for 24 years, with D.C. Morton. He also worked on the Dead River drives for 15 years. Then he was road foreman for the Town of Rangeley for 20 years. From 1952 to 1954, he served in the U.S. Army running heavy equipment, putting his woods skills to work.
He lives in Rangeley with his wife Marylyn, and the couple has four children—Brad, Wendelyn, Melissa and Corey—and a grandson, Cody.
Please join us on 27 July to celebrate Mr. Wendell Steward and his many achievements.