Positioning the Boom

While the tug pulls a full boom further down river, the drivers prepare another to put in position.

In 1987 the Gatineau Boom Company conducted the last logging drive on the Gatineau River, ending a practise that had been in place for over a hundred years. Images 8 to 10 were shot at a point in the river called Cascades where the logs, that had floated south for over a hundred miles, were corralled in large booms which were then floated and towed to the Chelsea Dam 10 kilometers to the south before they were released. These images were shot on a Minolta SLR camera using Kodachrome transparency film.