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

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The Last Beluga Fisherman

 
Gaff head
55 of 116
The two buildings in which beluga blubber was melted, and the stable in the background
56 of 116
Beam similar to the one used by Émile Lizotte to separate blubber from skin
57 of 116
Belugas on the shore before being cut up
58 of 116
Oil cans of various sizes for lubricating delicate mechanisms
59 of 116
Valved oil can made of copper
60 of 116
Earthenware containers for storing oil and food
61 of 116
Oil lamps
62 of 116
Mgr. Charles-Édouard Poiré, priest at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière from 1875 to 1896
63 of 116
Intercolonial Railway locomotive and cars
64 of 116
Wooden trunk covered in beluga leather that belonged to Thomas Chapais
65 of 116
Leather strop for sharpening razors
66 of 116
Émile Lizotte on his farm in Pointe-de-Rivière-Ouelle
67 of 116
Box of laces made by E.B. Balmforth in England
68 of 116
Balmforth laces made of beluga leather (flat in the centre and round on both sides)
69 of 116
On the right, a 100-gallon barrel, like those used to store beluga oil
70 of 116
Wool wound into a ball using part of a beluga vertebra
71 of 116
Letterhead of the British American Oil Company Limited, one of Joseph Lizotte's customers
72 of 116

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