Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The timber trade

A dozen men unloading a large sailing vessel transporting lumber.

Loading planks onto a boat portside, in Québec (1872).

© McCord Museum, I-76324.

The families in the timber trade frequented many of eastern Quebec’s seaside resorts. The Bates, Josephs, Prices, Sewells, Wards and Woods all come to mind, but the full list would be quite long!

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