THE RAFTSMEN OF THE OTTAWA AND ST. LAURENCE RIVERS

Author: Leon-A. Robidoux

Synopsis: The 1800s—the era of the timber trade in Ontario and Quebec—lumber camps supplied logs to sawmills or forwarding companies, workers built rafts of the felled timber, and raftsmen were hired to take them down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers to the Port of Quebec, where they were disassembled and the timber shipped to England. The author brings to life the story of the raftsmen, whose work helped shape Canada and then faded into history.

Genre: Historic Non-fiction, Biography

Published in: 2008

No. of Pages: 197

ISBN: 9781896754383