Quebec

Fort George, Quebec

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:00
After two days of driving, experiencing the James Bay Road, and eventually falling asleep under the blanket of Northern Lights, I awoke Tuesday morning excited and raring to go. I was to meet Roger, my contact, at his business in Chisasibi, a First Nations community about 100 km west of Radision, QC.

Textiles Belding Corticelli

Submitted by Mike on Sun, 08/08/2010 - 15:15

History: 

Belding Smith and Company began business in 1876 and was incorporated in 1877. In 1883, this textile factory was first built, and expanded over the years. By 1920, the company was renamed Belding Corticelli Ltd.

During World War II, the company produced socks for soldiers, parachute rigging, suture thread, and thread for badges and insignias. After the war, they produced elastic bands, cords, ropes, belt fabrics, and laces.

Portage-du-Fort House

Submitted by Mike on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 15:15

Still on my way home from Ottawa, I spotted this place off the side of the road and decided to double back for a closer look.

Despite it's obvious state of collapse, I found the place quite interesting. The old architecture, the open field surrounding it, and even the odd old farm implement.

Bristol Mine

Submitted by Mike on Sun, 03/14/2010 - 15:15

History: 

Iron Mining began in this Quebec community as early as 1872. This specific open-pit operation began in 1956, under Hilton Mines. It featured one of the first ore-pelletizing plants in Canada. Production apparently ended, for the most part, in 1976.