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Crane lifting cut planks of lumber for loading onto flat barges. 


Dec. 1940


Vancouver Island, B.C.

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No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph
Negative Film B/W - cellulose nitrate
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
WRM 400
Other accession no.
1971-271 NPC

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Credit: Nicholas Morant / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada /
Restrictions on use: nil
Copyright: Expired

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"LUMBERING. With more than 1,000,000 square miles of timber land, Canada ranks third in the world as a producer of wood, and lumbering is a major industry. From the woods, logs float downstream to the sawmills, where huge machines turn them into planks. Cut lumber is piled up by travelling cranes at this West Coast mill into large, flat barges. It will next be stowed aboard sea-going freighters."


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