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Matane (Bas-St-Laurent) – Lumber Ship In Port

This is a black and white real photo postcard of a ship docked in Matane to load pulp.

The text at the bottom of this postcard reads “Chargement del la pulpe, a Matane, P.Q.”

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July 25, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Rimouski (Bas-St-Laurent) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada – Links Restored

Quebec forestry industry

This early 20th century postcards depicts

a  mill in Rimouski, Quebec that was one of  countless owned by Price Bros.

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July 12, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Moulin a scie (sawmill) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is a damaged – but still interesting – black and white vintage postcard titled “Vue du moulin a scie”. A “moulin a scie” is the French for sawmill and I believe this is Quebec sawmill not only because it’s in French, but also because it was part of a larger collection of Quebec postcards.

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Carleton-sur-Mer (Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine) Ship Loading Lumber | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada Links Restored

The text on the postcard reads “Chargeant du bois.-Loading Lumber at Carleton-sur-Mer, Gaspe, P.Q.”

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Port Alfred (Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada – Links Restored

This is a vintage, black and white postcard of  the paper mill in Port Alfred, Quebec.

The text at the bottom of this vintage postcard reads ” Usine a papier – Paper Mills, Port Alfred, P.Q., Canada“.  The letters P.Q. used to be the abbreviation for Quebec (i.e. province of Quebec) but today the official abbreviation for Quebec is QC.

Port Alfred (now part of La Baie) is a port for the region which includes  Bagotville, Kenogami, Shipshaw, and the city of Chicoutimi. Lumbering in the Saguenay began with La Société des Vingt-et-un and continued into modern times with the building by the Price Bros. of the Port Alfred plant (now Abitibit Consolidated).  La Baie (Port Alfred) is now known for its Alcan Aluminum Plant.

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Traditional Quebec Lumberyard | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is a black and white vintage postcard of a traditional lumberyard in rural Quebec.

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April 9, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | 1 Comment