Tusket’s Sawmills


In his book History of Tusket, Nova Scotia, author Don R. Pothier gives an entertaining and well-illustrated account [1, pp. 252–277] of the sawmills that operated within the village of Tusket from the mid-1860s to the mid-1950s. Although there is no need for me to recapitulate Mr. Pothier’s detailed history of these sawmills, I hope you will enjoy this visual summary, which includes often striking photographs from collections in the archives of the Argyle Township Court House and the Yarmouth County Museum [2, 3].

References and Notes

    [1] Don R. Pothier, History of Tusket, Nova Scotia. Edited and with an Introduction by Peter M. Crowell. Revised edition. Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society, Tusket, NS, 2010. xvi+397 pp.

    [2] Many of this album’s photographs of the Andrew Mack / Dickie & McGrath sawmill were collected by Don R. Pothier, who loaned them to ATCHA for copying.

    [3] I thank archivists Peter Crowell, of the Argyle Township Court House and Archives (ATCHA), and Lisette Gaudet, of the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (YCMA), for providing access to photographs concerning Tusket’s sawmills. All such photographs are copyrighted; please contact the appropriate archives if you wish to obtain copies.

William Day (1 December 2015)