Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memory)
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec

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The Last Beluga Fisherman

Inuit fishing belugas
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Basque fisherman
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Beluga captured at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière fishery
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Poles for weir fishing, like those used by Émile Lizotte
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Poles making up the beluga fishing "rond" or "raccroc" (curved line)
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Remnant of the end of a broken pole in the mud
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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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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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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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