Category Archives: Industrial History

The Sugarbush – Old and New

When I visited a friend’s family sugarbush in 2007, there was still evidence of the more traditional methods of doing things and the sap was still collected in pails rather than with a pipeline. Many of these small sugarbush operations are disappearing or their operations are being modernized. These images capture some of the “old” and some of the “new.”

A Historic Sawmill

In 2005 I went on a class photography “shoot” with David Lewis to a rural area near New Liskeard. On a farm with old buildings and abandoned farm machinery we found a small working sawmill of the type that would have been very common one hundred years ago. The owner said this mill had once been mounted on a flatbed rail car and used to cut ties as railway construction moved forward. These images show the mill and its product.

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