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Gatineau River: Then and Now

Lower Gatineau River from the air in 1926 and 1997

Set 15 - Farm Point, vertical photos (Click on images for additional details)

The Cross sawmill on Meech Creek, along with its millpond and the rail spur leading to it, are visible in the THEN image. Railroad ties produced at this mill were shipped across Canada. Wood was floated down Meech Creek to the mill pond in the spring. The Crosses also installed a hydroelectric generator there and sold electric power to customers in the surrounding area.

In the NOW photo, we see the Déry quarry (which does not appear in the THEN photo).

Then image (click)
Farm Point
Cross sawmill at Farm Point

Now image (click)
Farm Point
Quarry at Farm Point

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