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Log Drive
Salvaging Wood
Salvaging Wood

Date: After 1955
Source: CDEM Fraser Companies, Limited Collection
Collaborator(s): Mr. Doris Hébert, Mr. Guy Bouchard, Mr. Léopold Couturier

Description: From 1955 onward, Fraser hired workers to retrieve wood from the bottom of the Madawaska River in winter. This helped to clean the river and to salvage wood caught in the river. We see a man with a peavey pulling 4-foot logs from the Madawaska River. That wood will later be transported to the Fraser mill in Edmundston.

Subject: New Brunswick,Forests, Logging, Log driving, Madawaska River