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

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

Description: From 1955 onward, Fraser hired workers during winter to retrieve wood resting at the bottom of the Madawaska River. This process cleaned the bottom of the river and salvaged the sunken wood. Here we see a man using a pike pole to "fish" some 4-foot logs from the river. This salvaged wood was then tranported to the Fraser Mill in Edmundston.

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