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Slide Timber slide, Hull, Lower Canada, carrying timber rafts past the rapids. In
1806 the first raft of heavy beams was taken down the Ottawa River by Philemon Wright.
Engraving by J.P. Newell (active c.1855-1878).
Raft Timber raft on the Ottawa River. From the 19th century onward, huge rafts of
square hewed timber were floated down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers for export to
Rafts Early photo of floating timber down the Ottawa River, Upper Canada. Timber
rafts reached 1000 feet and needed thirty to forty men to manage them.
Rafts Lumber rafts at the junction of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, early
1840s, one of a series of celebrated engravings by W.M. Bartlett, published in Canadian
Pulpwood cut in eight-foot lengths, near Fort Frances, Ontario, on its way to the
Ontario-Minnesota Pulp and Paper Company.
Brothers Lumber Early photo of sawn lumber at McLachlin Brothers Lumber
Ontario, with the main lumber yard in Arnprior shown.
Camp Post-confederation lumber camp in Northern Ontario.
Rafts Timber rafts on the St. Lawrence River, with sails helping the
Square-hewing the big timbers in the wilds with the broad-axe.
Raft An Ottawa timber raft with its crew on the Ottawa River.
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