Pushing Logs

The tug pushes through the logs to the boom timbers.

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.