Logging in New Brunswick, Lumber, Mills & River Drives

Dan Soucoup

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ISBN: 9781894420365

Logging in New Brunswick, Lumber, Mills & River Drives

  Author:   Dan Soucoup    
  Publisher:  Maritime Lines

Lumber was and is New Brunswick’s largest inustry and throughout the 19th century the province largely remained a timber colony dependent on its vast forests for most of its revenue. And for 150 years, New Brunswikcers entered the wilderness each fall, lived in primitive lumber camps while cutting, skidding, yarding, and hauling logs to the riverbanks and waited for spring break-up. This Is the story of a great industry, of lumberjacks, the teamsters, scalers, raftsmen, shantyboys, swampers, and rossers. From the wangan, tote road, twitching horse, sacking, due bills, and the corporation drive, the reader is taken inside the lumber world of yesterday. Over 140 historical photographs with extensive captions reveal forgotten logging practices, unique details of river drives, and how the early sawmills were built and organized.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781894420365
Item MC0132
PublisherMaritime Lines
PublisherMaritime Lines
Published on September 15 2011
Language eng
Pages 144
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight285(g)
Dan Soucoup has worked as a bookseller and publisher for many years. He is the author of numerous historical books about the Maritimes, including Failures and Fiascos, A Short History of Halifax, Railways of New Brunswick, and Know New Brunswick. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.