A Canadian Family

Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

Vintage Postcard: Big John of Kahnawake, Quebec (Caughnawaga)

This is an early twentieth century postcard  of

Big John of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake shooting the Lachine Rapids.

Big John of Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) A Canadian Family Vintage Postcard Collection

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July 20, 2009 - Posted by | . | ,


  1. That looks terrifying. I have ancestors from Lachine. I wonder if they are in there?


    Comment by Lori E | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wonderful!

    Evelyn, could you send me a private email as I don’t have one for you. I would like to discuss sharing your Caughnawaga images. I am doing some research for a friend who has ancestors from that area.


    Comment by Marcelle Comeau | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. HI!

    I just stumbbled across your site. Big John is my great, great, great…. grandfather. My name is Shawlee Canadien. I was hoping you might know about my family, and could tell us more.


    Comment by Shawlee | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hello Shawlee,
    It’s very exciting to hear from you and I look forward to doing some research together. I’ve contacted you privately at your email address.


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | August 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi I just google on the net if I would find anything
      on my family history and here I found something.
      It’s just so wieard Big John is my great, great, great
      grand-father. And the wieard is thing is that my mom,
      sister and grand-mother has that book since my
      grand-father name by Big John is in that book.
      Is there more stuff that I could learn on my family
      history other then what’s in the book from the reserve
      in Caughnawaga? I would love to learn more stuff on
      my family history.


      Comment by Melanie C | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  5. I love this picture because first of all I love rapids.I like all the fun action when you hit waves. The first time I went was with my day camp when I was 6 years old.I was scared but I figured out it was one of my favourite activity.
    Thank you for the awesome postcard!!!!


    Comment by teletubiefan | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. I think it looks like a painting because of the way they are moving with the water.I really like this image,


    Comment by Mylie | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  7. I love this picture because I could see how it was in that time.And you could see how the boat is made.I find it interesting the way the shape of the boat is.


    Comment by paul | September 17, 2009 | Reply

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