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The Last Beluga Fisherman

Pod of belugas
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Excerpt from "Souvenances canadiennes," volume I
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"La Jongleuse," a tale written by Reverend Henri-Raymond Casgrain in 1861
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Snowshoe tracks in rock, left by la Jongleuse
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L'album du touriste - Archéologie, histoire, littérature, sport. Second edition
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Share certificate for the Compagnie de la Pêche aux marsouins de Rivière-Ouelle
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Poles making up the beluga fishing "rond" or "raccroc" (curved line)
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Men with beluga catch
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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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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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House on the point, where the employees lived
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Lantern and oil can
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Postcard of a successful beluga catch
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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Beluga tail, pierced and with a cable attached, to anchor it to the "menoires"
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