3. Baker Lake

Baker Lake saw the birth of a French establishment in the middle of the 19th century and a parish was founded in 1904. The land at Baker Lake was cleared and inhabited around the middle of the 19th century. In fact, the first colonist to live there was Firmin Soucy, from St. André of Kamouraska, who arrived in 1855 at the age of thirty four. He married four times and had eighteen children in all. The other families who came to Baker Lake before 1873 were nearly all of French Canadian origin. Some family names were: Soucy, Pelletier, Caron, Nadeau, Garrity (the only Irish), Boutot, Caouette and Tardif.





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