A concrete dam was built on Link Lake by Pacific Mills. This increased the hydro capacity for pulp, newsprint and kraft paper. By 1966 the mill, now owned by Crown Zellerbach, was producing an assortment of products and Ocean Falls was a thriving community of 3000. Economic hardship and centralization closed the mill in 1973. The BC Government bought the proceeds in an attempt to revive the mill but the attempt failed. By 1980 the mill closed and most of the residents left.
Author PATRICIA MCKIM-FLETCHER
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