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The Last Beluga Fisherman
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Operating permit and concession to fish beluga, signed by Intendant Raudot
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Beluga fishing plan, previously the property of the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière
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Beluga captured at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière fishery
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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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Iron spontoon head
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Two of Émile Lizotte's harpoons (left) and spontoons used to kill belugas
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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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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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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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Carving up a beluga using knives and iron hooks
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