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Heritage Sawmill & Interpretation

An ecological Learning Quest - Discovery Experience demonstrating the type of logging and forest harvesting conducted by the original settlers and lumbering companies in the Big Salmon River and area in the 1800's. This project illustrates the cultural and heritage highlights of the region. The regenereative forces of nature reclaimed historic settlements; interpretation of this heritage and the power of nature is interwoven.

This project creates awareness not only of the Fundy Trail and St. Martins, but also the Bay of Fundy and the Province of New Brunswick.

An interpreter focuses on the exhibits featuring photographs, artifacts, and displays of items used in the lumbering industry along the Bay of Fundy during the past 150 years. A thriving logging industry existed at Big Salmon River in the 1800’s. Most of the coastal settlements were abandoned in the early 1900’s with the decline of the lumber industry; this project illustrates the cultural and heritage highlights of the region. The regenerative forces of nature reclaimed historic settlements; interpretation of this heritage and the power of nature is interwoven.

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