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Genealogy and Vintage Postcards

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

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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June 4, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

Trois Rivieres, St-Lawrence Paper Mills | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

Trois Rivieres.-St. Lawrence Paper Mills, Three Rivers, P.Q.

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Trois-Rivieres Hippodrome(Racetrack)

Trois Rivieres, St-Maurice Paper Co. Ltd.

Related Links:

Trois-Rivières — A tale of tenacity: Canadian Geographic Magazine

Montreal Gazette (1947.) St.Lawrence Corporation Directors Inspect Their Three Rivers …

May 13, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | 1 Comment

Trois Rivieres, St-Maurice Paper Co. Ltd.| Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

Trois Rivieres – St.Maurice Paper Co. Ltd. – Three Rivers, P.Q.

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May 13, 2010 Posted by | 16900022 | , , | 1 Comment

Temiskaming (Abitibi-Temiskamingue) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

 

This is a 20th century view of the Gov’t Dam & Riordon Mills in Temiskaming, Quebec. Riordan Pulp and Paper – like many lumber companies played a crucial part in 20th century colonization pattern in Quebec. It was they who built a pulp mill on the site of the historic Lumsden Mill and then built the town site for what is now known as Témiscaming.

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The Forestry Industry in Eastern Canada – A Topical Index

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Further Reading:

Places in Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality, Quebec

Les scieries à l’époque du Lumsden’s Mill, 1880-1916  en francais

April 26, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | 3 Comments

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

Dalhousie (Restigouche, N.B.) – Panorama | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is a vintage, black and white postcard titled “Panorama from Hillside, Dalhousie, N.B.”

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April 2, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | 2 Comments

Scotstown (Estrie) – Taylor’s Mills | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada – Links Restored

This is a twentieth century view of Taylor’s Lumber Mills in Scotstown, Quebec.

A history brochure entitled the Upper St.Francis Heritage Trail says:

A lone brick smokestack towering above the water recalls the town’s heyday as a wood-manufacturing centre: the chimney is a remnant of a factory opened here in 1909 by the Guelph Patent Cask, Veneer and Plywood Company of Michigan. Scotstown served as a commercial hub for lumber camps and farms in the district after the International Railway arrived in 1877. At one time, Scotstown boasted several stores, a harness maker, blacksmith, shoemaker, notary and a doctor. George Sherman built the local hotel in 1884. Dwayne Wilkin

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A Bird’s eye view of Scotstown

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Further Reading:

Riverview Cemetery – Compton County, Quebec

March 19, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | Leave a comment

Dalhousie Mill, North from Grey St. (b/w) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

Panorama looking north from Grey St., Dalhousie, N.B.

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Further Reading:

Restigouche County GenWeb

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

View Near Pulp Mill – Bathurst | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is an early 20th century postcard titled “View near pulp mill, Bathurst, New Brunswick“.

Excerpt: The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

” ….. Later Commodore Walker, followed by the Rankins and Cunards, established trading centers in the Bathurst area. Bathurst became an important shipbuilding port. Sawmills were established and by the turn of the 20th Century, two major mills were operating in the Bathurst area. A young man with great ambitions, Angus L. McLean, bought the two mills which became the building block for the establishment of the Pulp and Paper Industry in Bathurst. Construction of the mill began in

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March 5, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | 3 Comments

Bathurst Mill (Gloucester, New Brunswick) – b/w rppc | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is a black and white rppc of the Bathurst Co. Ltd. pulp and paper mill which provided employment for thousands of New Brunswickers  (including my Lagace ancestors ) during the 20th century.

 

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | 2 Comments

Dalhousie (Restigouche, N.B.) | Forestry Fridays: Historic Views of Lumber Mills & Logging Scenes in Eastern Canada

This is an early twentieth-century, black and white vintage postcard of the Lumber and Rossing Mill of the Dalhousie Lumber Co., Ltd. in Dalhousie, New Brunswick.  It’s just one of the mills where my great-grandfather Philippe Theriault worked during the Dirty Thirties, as he moved between the Matapedia Valley (Quebec), Dalhousie and Edmunston looking for work. The Dalhousie Mill was an important employer for thousands of workers throughout the twentieth century. Unfortunately, it was closed down in 2008.

 

Quote from Shunkpiking Magazine:

“While the production facilities have changed hands more than a few times over the years, paper has been produced at this facility since 19 February 1930. Before that, from the same site, lumber was produced here for export to US paper mills. That mill dates back to the Ritchie’s mill, in 1856 the first steam-operated sawmill in Dalhousie.”

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | 3 Comments