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|Timber 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).
|Montmorency, 1810 Timber base at Montmorency, just below
Quebec, in the 1810s, with a distant view of Quebec, both Lower and Upper Town.
|Lumber Driving Driving lumber in northern Quebec, with
lumberjacks at the start of a river drive.
|Lumber Establishment Lumber establishment at Montmorency
and Bay of Quebec, c. 1824.
|Timber Yards The timber yards at Sheppard's Cove on the St.
Lawrence River, near Quebec City, c. 1830. By James P. Cockburn (1779-1847).
|Pulpwood Cut A pulpwood cut (90,000,000 feet) floating down
the Saguenay River.
|Pulp and Paper Mill Pulp and paper mill on Saguenay River,
|Timber 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 Britain.
|Lumber 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 Scenery, 1842.
|Timber Rafts Timber rafts on the St. Lawrence River, with sails
helping the current.
|Timber Raft An Ottawa timber raft with its crew on the Ottawa
|Square-Hewing Square-hewing the big timbers in the wilds with
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