National Geographic : 1950 Sep
Sea to Lakes on the St. Lawrence 347 Wooden Oxen and Settlers Clear Stumps from a Chiseled Wilderness Andre Bourgault, his brothers, and 15 apprentices do a big business in little St. Jean Port Joli (page 350). Advertising their wood carvings for miles along roadsides, they attract many travelers to their shops. Big-city stores sell their wares. Andre roughs out with power tools, finishes his work by hand. Lew McAllister Montreal Presents a Gold-headed Cane to the First Skipper Running the Ice Blockade Each spring the city celebrates its delivery from winter's grip by honoring the first deep-sea captain to follow the icebreakers into port. In 1949, 32-year-old Alexander S. Baxter (with cane) docked the freighter Mont Alta on April 7, besting the record by two days (page 323). Born a Scot, he is now a Montreal resident.