L'Industrie Forestiere en Colombie-BritanniqueHarvesting of the forest has long been an important aspect of life on the Pacific Coast. The native people were the first to utilize this valuable resource in the construction of dwellings, canoes, and implements. In the nineteenth century, spars masts, and timber were exported. In 1860 the first export sawmill was constructed near this site. From these beginnings the forest industry has expanded to become a very important element of the economy of British Columbia. In this century considerable diversification has taken place with the rise of pulp and paper production and increased harvesting of interior forests.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 367800 N 5455131|
|Decimal Degrees||49.23468333, -124.81601667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 49° 14.081', W 124° 48.961'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||49° 14' 4.86" N, 124° 48' 57.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni BC V9Y 1T6, CA|
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