The lumber camps were a beehive of activity. Their were bunk houses for the workers, wash houses to clean up, cookhouses for the cooking and eating, stables for the horses and of course the working areas for the lumber. Workers worked 6 days a week from 5:30am to4:30, no indoor plumbing, straw mattresses and living far from any homes or family for perhaps $.50 or a doller a day. It was a way of life for many and a reasonably good life at that.
Red River, N.S.
Age of Sail Heritage Center