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

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The Last Beluga Fisherman

Pod of belugas
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Snowshoe tracks left in rock by la Jongleuse, and the protective cross
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Beluga captured at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière fishery
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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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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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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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Workers start cutting up belugas, even before all are on the beach
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Men looking at belugas stripped of their skin and blubber
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Belugas on the shore before being cut up
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Gathering during the extraordinary catch of 1929
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