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Log Drive
Salvaging Wood from the Madawaska River
Salvaging Wood from the Madawaska River

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

Description: From 1955 onward, Fraser hired workers to retrieve wood stuck at the bottom of the Madawaska River. This operation allowed both cleaning the river and salvaging wood. Here we see a pike pole "fishing" a 4-foot log from the Madawaska River bottom. This wood was transported to the Fraser Mill in Edmundston.

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