The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

Creator(s): Nepisiguit Centennial Museum & Cultural Centre

When Angus L. McLean and other young entrepreneurs first invested in a saw mill on Chaleur Bay in New Brunswick, they could not have realized that their venture would lay the foundation for one hundred years of prosperity in the City of Bathurst. In 1915, ten years after acquiring the sawmill, McLean's company, Bathurst Power & Paper built a paper mill in Bathurst, introducing a pulp and paper industry that would become the mainstay of the regional economy.

A Lucrative Initiative

This Community Memories exhibit, A Tale to Tell, shows how the dreams, initiative and perseverance of Angus McLean and other young men of the 19th and 20th centuries spurred the development of the community itself, from the small village of Nepisiguit to a town, to a city.

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