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Mills: Mill Turned Museum


April 1, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

CHICOUTIMI, QC — La Pulperie de Chicoutimi has been an institution for the Saguenay region in Quebec for more than a century. In 1896, the founders of the pulp mill placed the cornerstone of the gran…

CHICOUTIMI, QC — La Pulperie de Chicoutimi has been an institution for the Saguenay region in Quebec for more than a century. In 1896, the founders of the pulp mill placed the cornerstone of the grand industrial development that would happen two years after. A second mill was built in 1903 and its five buildings are often described as true granite cathedrals. The $1.5 million mill’s 20 grinding stones were powered by an ingenious hydraulic system, and the mill itself was unusually big — measuring 100 by 30 metres — the largest such mill ever built in North America. The site is now a museum.

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