Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memory)
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The Last Beluga Fisherman

 
Men with beluga catch
37 of 116
Fishermen with their horses in the river's icy waters
38 of 116
Men at high tide hauling in the belugas caught in the poles
39 of 116
Iron spontoon head
40 of 116
Two of Émile Lizotte's harpoons (left) and spontoons used to kill belugas
41 of 116
Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
42 of 116
Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
43 of 116
House on the point, where the employees lived
44 of 116
Lantern and oil can
45 of 116
Postcard of a successful beluga catch
46 of 116
Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
47 of 116
Horse hauling beluga carcass ashore
48 of 116
Boy hauling a recently captured beluga ashore
49 of 116
Beluga tail, pierced and with a cable attached, to anchor it to the "menoires"
50 of 116
Beluga fishery employees stripping a mammal of its blubber
51 of 116
Workers start cutting up belugas, even before all are on the beach
52 of 116
Carving up a beluga using knives and iron hooks
53 of 116
Men looking at belugas stripped of their skin and blubber
54 of 116

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