St. Maurice Forges


St. Maurice Forges
   Were situated on the river St. Maurice, about nine miles above Three Rivers, Quebec. Iron ore was discovered on the banks of the St. Maurice in 1667, but the mines were not systematically worked until 1733, when a company was formed and forges established. Since that date and until 1883, under different ownership, they were in active operation, being the oldest blast-furnace, on the continent of America.
   Index: Dr Their output of iron manufacture, 60; Americans cast cannon at, 141. Hd Use made of, by Haldimand, 46-48; under direction of Nordberg, 48; Laterrière's report on, 48; Haldimand in charge of, 54; leased by Murray, 62; Laterrière inspector of, 277-278; partners of, 345. L Development of mines by Talon, 82.
   Bib.: See General Index to Royal Society of Canada Trans.

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