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Peoples of Canada: Lumber Camps of Eastern Canada

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Narration: The lumber camps of Eastern Canada have long been a meeting ground of the races. One hundred and fifty years ago, the Canadian logger supplied masts for the British Navy from New Brunswick’s forests. Masts for the ships that fought with Nelson at Trafalgar.

Today he still fells timber for British shipyards. He is a Scot, an Irishman, a Scandinavian, a French Canadian, an Englishmen, an Indian. But he speaks a common language, the language of the woods. He shares a common danger and a common skill with axe and heaving. (tree falling) (logs moving in the water) Each spring he drives the logs downstream with the instinctive agility of generation. The lumberjack will always be one of the great traditional figures of Canada’s story.