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Log Drive
Salvaging Wood on the Madawaska River
Salvaging Wood on the Madawaska River

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

Description: From 1955 on, Fraser hired workers during winter to retrieve wood resting at the bottom of the Madawaska River. This way, the river was cleaned and wood was salvaged from the bottom of the river. Here we see a man making a hole in the ice with a chainsaw. The retrieved wood was transported to the Fraser Mill in Edmundston.

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