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Barachois Fishing Village in the Gaspe

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Property of A Canadian Family: Vintage Postcard Collection

 In most old Gaspe, Quebec fishing postcards, the fish cleaning tables were set on the beaches.

Here we see wooden tables and wooden kegs right out on the wharf.

Most of these fishing families were of French-Canadians or Jersey origin.

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Comments from readers | Commentaires des lecteurs

A beautiful picture. A place, I am very familiar with. It looks very different now. My house is less than 50 feet from the water line. It is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Very interesting; where the bay meets the river, salt and fresh water meet.The scenery is georgeous the mountains and beaches are beautiful.A place one must visit.  Patricia Ste.Croix Anett

C’est une bien belle carte. J’adore ce petit village de pêcheurs en Gaspésie. Il avait surement beaucoup de charme et a dû bien changé. J’aime bien ses couleurs monochrome-vertes. Tu vas rire, Evelyn Yvonne si je te dis que cette région m’a été révélée par l’emission de Nicolas le cuisinier lorsqu’il se déplaçait au domicile d’apprentis cuisiniers. Je le trouvais bien sympathique, et bien moins “guindé” que nos cuisiniers étoilés. Je me souviens aussi d’une chronique culinaire avec un spirituel Daniel Pinard.  Catherine (Blog: the Five Of Us)

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  1. What a beautiful tranquil scene. The fishermen are all probably getting some much needed rest from a hard day’s work.

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    Comment by Muse Swings | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. Oh, this is a beautifully colored card, but an odd shape. When and where was it made?

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    Comment by Chris Overstreet | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. thanks so much for the nice welcome! in fact, everyone has been very welcoming on my first week!!

    i also like the colors of this one. i can almost smell the water. it does look like it was taken after a long day.

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    Comment by Diane | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  4. Très jolie vue d’un endroit, que nous,Français,ne verrons peut-être jamais.
    Merci d’être venu sur mon blog que je vais essayer d’améliorer…
    A bientôt.

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    Comment by Eddy | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  5. C’est une bien belle carte. J’adore ce petit village de pêcheurs en Gaspésie. Il avait surement beaucoup de charme et a dû bien changé. J’aime bien ses couleurs monochrome-vertes.
    Tu vas rire, Evelyn Yvonne si je te dis que cette région m’a été révélée par l’emission de Nicolas le cuisinier lorsqu’il se déplaçait au domicile d’apprentis cuisiniers. Je le trouvais bien sympathique, et bien moins “guindé” que nos cuisiniers étoilés. Je me souviens aussi d’une chronique culinaire avec un spirituel Daniel Pinard.

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    Comment by Catherine | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  6. Again – I love those old post cards especially those that reflect the past of our ancestors.

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    Comment by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  7. thanks for coming by my page today. I love your post card. It was so neat to see something different.

    Have a great day.

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    Comment by Amy | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  8. Evelyn, what a beautiful postcard. So evocative of mood. I am loving your blog… what a beautiful gift for your family (and readers 🙂

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    Comment by Margo M | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of sitting in a little fishing boat with my Daddy! He used to read me books of poetry while we waited for bites! I miss those quiet moments and the big fish dinners that resulted from our efforts!

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    Comment by Marie | March 16, 2009 | Reply

  10. I also like the colors too.. they are so beautiful

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    Comment by Christian Doyle | May 22, 2009 | Reply

  11. Message from Lex:
    I already went there and there is a big bridge there now.
    My people come from Chandler. I think it was Barachois.

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    Comment by lex | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  12. A beautiful picture.A place, I am very familiar with. It looks very different now. My house is less than 50 feet from the water line. It is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Very interesting; where the bay meets the river,salt and fresh water meet.The scenery is georgeous the mountains and beaches are beautiful.A place one must visit.

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    Comment by Patricia SteCroix Annett | October 24, 2009 | Reply

    • Patricia, what a lovely comment and how nice to hear from someone who actually lives in Barachois. I’ve lived in Italy and travelled extensively and I agree with you that the Gaspe coastline is one of the most spectacular – even if some of it has modernized.
      I visited the Gaspe for a few weeks several years ago and each day we had a new “favourite” place.
      Evelyn

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      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | October 24, 2009 | Reply

  13. My great grandfather owned LeGros & Brothers General Store in Barachois. I have 5 Ledgers of items bought and sold to families in that area around the late 1800s to 1900s.

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    Comment by Diana Clifford | April 19, 2010 | Reply

    • I remember the LeGros store; I was a young girl at that time. I lived in Barachois.

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      Comment by pboylecharley@hotmail.com | January 10, 2011 | Reply

    • my family has lived in barachois for at least a hundred years i was wondering if you could maybe scan those ledgers and email them to me i would love to find a family member or relatives name on there from a hundred years ago

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      Comment by Evan Ste-Croix | January 26, 2011 | Reply

      • There are so many of us working on our family trees who would love to be able to see your ledgers. It would be so nice if you would be willing to share and possibly make a page such as on facebook and share with the ancestors of the people who shopped at the store, at that time.

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        Comment by Sheila | August 4, 2012 | Reply

        • I would also like to see family trees of barachois.
          My mom, Donna Waugh was born there, my grandmother
          Ida Palmert (spelling??) Was born there. It’s been years since I’ve been but I have a soft spot for that town. I have aunts and uncles that still own homes there

          Anything you could send me would be great

          Replied here: http://wp.me/pp92w-h01

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          Comment by Grant Pritchard | June 16, 2015 | Reply

        • Diana is my sister, I don’t think she has followed this. I also have some ledgers, if anyone is interested, I can look up names if you like. Post your email and I will contact you.

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          Comment by Danita | August 4, 2015 | Reply

    • I remember the store. Leslie LeGros owned it when I was a little girl. This would have been in the 50’s and 60’s.
      He and my father, Duncan Robertson, were good friends. Leslie was was always so very nice to me. I remember going to visit him in Victoria hospital in Montreal. I believe the year was 1963. Sadly he passed away a few hours later that very night. My email is:(Attention readers: email removed to avoid spambots but you can contact me if you want it)
      Alice Robertson Chisholm

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      Comment by Alice Robertson Chisholm | December 20, 2011 | Reply

    • I visited the village of Barachois as a teenager of 13 (1972) with my parents to visit my Paternal Grandmother’s home. Her name was Susan Mitchell and one of her brothers who still lived in the home back then was Richard Mitchell. My name is Susan Kingsley. Would love to go back to visit some time soon.

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      Comment by Susan Kingsley | June 28, 2012 | Reply

      • Hi my grandfather is Richard Mitchell and I am Brent Mitchell. As a child remember going to the house to visit them. Beautiful house front window you could see Perce in the distance . Kitchen had wood stove , loved the smells

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        Comment by Brent Mitchell | December 29, 2015 | Reply

    • Diana, My family name is Cotton. My grandfather lived in Barachois as did my father until he was a teenager. can you please tell me if our name in your ledgers. Doug

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      Comment by Doug Cotton | September 19, 2015 | Reply

      • My family name is Mitchell and grandfather is Richard Mitchell I remember my father Marcus talking about families that lived in Barachois ….Cotton, Palmert

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        Comment by Brent Mitchell | December 28, 2015 | Reply

    • My name is Belinda Boucher a Grand Daughter of Mr. Edgar (Lawrence) Do you have any entries of Edgar or Ethel Lawrence in the ledgers? I am also trying to find any Acadian roots I may have. I believe a lane in Barachois is named after an ancestor named Blondin. I beieve his wife was born in Quebec before him. A Moloney. Does any one have any information?

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      Comment by Belinda Boucher | February 15, 2016 | Reply

  14. My father owned a grocery store in the village also & he was the barber. i left there when I was 14. Still miss it.

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    Comment by Linda Blondin | December 14, 2011 | Reply

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  16. My mother’s family is from Barachois. Her dad was Alexander Maloney,owner of the general store (Robin Jones’ competitor) and the movie house. There home was the 1st one on the left on “the Coteau”. My husband and I have often been back. It’s our favourite place, we chose to usher in the new millenium at the beach at Au Coin du Banc. The names Cotton, Blondin, Lawrence, St-Croix. Too bad my mom has passed, she would have been a great source of information. She remembered everything and eveybody from barachois.

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    Comment by Daphne Despatis-Rousseau | April 19, 2016 | Reply

    • Hello there, Apparently the latest ancestry I can trace back to is Blondin infact a lane is named after that family close to my Grandfathers homestead (Edgar Lawrence (Larent?). Edgar’s mothers last name was Maloney and apparently cleared lands for the church. My name is Belinda Boucher and I believe myself and my family to be Acadian.

      Belinda Boucher

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      Comment by Belinda | February 25, 2017 | Reply

      • Greetings to a new cousin. My mom;s name was Eulalie and she was Alexander Maloney’s middle child. My family summered in Barachois for about 10 years when the family was growing up. Of course Grandma always came along. What a well of information she was! It’s so nice to open an e-mail that brings back warm and wonderful memories. Thank you, Belinda. Daphne Despatis-Rousseau

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        Comment by Daphne Despatis | February 26, 2017 | Reply

        • Hello Daphne I shall have to speak with my Aunt Mary and Aunt Evelynn. They were the ” Lawrence Girls”. My mother may remember too. Every summer for years my parent Ethel and Eli would take me to the Barschois homestead. I miss it so much! My Grandfather was born before the Confederation of Canada. Aren’t we the lucky ones to truly know the birthplace of Canada and Olde Acadie. Glad to know you cousin

          Belinda Boucher

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          Comment by Belinda | February 27, 2017 | Reply

      • Hello,
        You may be speaking of the following couple:
        Edwin Edgar Lawrence and Ida Elizabeth Mcdonald
        Married in Port-Daniel (Gaspe) on July 1st, 1898.

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        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 24, 2017 | Reply

  17. My Father’s family is from Barachois. His name is Cortlin St-Croix. His father was Alphonse St-Croix and his mother was Annie Maher.
    I believe his family still has their house and I am travelling there this Sept. I have photos of it by the water.

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    Comment by Sharron | August 2, 2016 | Reply

    • My mother Ethel Lawrence spoke of St Coux families. She has 12 brothers and sisters. A few are Grace ( still in Narschois) Mary, Evelyn , Don, Eddie etc. She has very colourful , bravery and sad stories living there . They were catholic. My great grandmother was a Maloney ( married name).

      Belinda Boucher

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      Comment by Belinda | September 11, 2016 | Reply

    • My mother is Anita Ste-Croix , Cortlin’s sister, she passed away Jan. 12 of this year. I understand your parents also passed this winter, sorry for your loss.
      We spend time in Barachois every summer in the old house, if you ever pass through in the summer please stop in. It’s the pink house just west of the church.

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      Comment by Tom Heggison | February 24, 2017 | Reply


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