Botwoodville sawmill, ca. 1900
Botwoodville sawmill, ca. 1900

Newfoundland and Labrador’s first large-scale sawmill was built at Botwoodville (now Botwood) in 1890. The sawmilling industry fell into decline in the early 1900s after years of intense harvesting caused white pine to become depleted.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 20.03.002), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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