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One Last River Run

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Timber cribs used to be a common sight on the Ottawa River, large rafts made of white pine, squared and notched. The raft were sailed to Quebec City where the timber was broken apart and sold to the British Navy.

One hundred years after the last raft went down the river, some lumbermen in Pembroke Ontario set out to do it one last time. One Last River Run chronicles the amazing, often implausible journey that followed.

Part history, part adventure, with historical photos and a re-telling of the first timber crib journey taken on the Ottawa River – by Philemon Wright in 1806 – One Last River Run is a rollicking tale that shows just how deeply connected to the forests and rivers of the Ottawa Valley its people remain