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The Last Beluga Fisherman
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Inuit sculpture - Man riding a beluga
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Beluga captured at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière fishery
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Fishermen with their horses in the river's icy waters
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Men at high tide hauling in the belugas caught in the poles
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Two of Émile Lizotte's harpoons (left) and spontoons used to kill belugas
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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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Horse hauling beluga carcass ashore
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Boy hauling a recently captured beluga ashore
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Beluga fishery employees stripping a mammal of its blubber
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Workers start cutting up belugas, even before all are on the beach
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Intercolonial Railway locomotive and cars
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Wooden trunk covered in beluga leather that belonged to Thomas Chapais
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On the right, a 100-gallon barrel, like those used to store beluga oil
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Postcard of the extraordinary catch of May 1929
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Man hunting beluga with a gun, possibly for the $15-per-tail premium
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Parliament Building, Legislative Assembly debates, 17th Legislature, 2nd Session
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Bombing a pod of belugas
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