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Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

The village of Kamouraska stretches along the coast of the St. Lawrence estuary over an area of nearly 41 square kilometers. It owes its name to the river that flows there. This name would come from an Algonquian language and would translate as: "where there is rush at the edge of the water".

Although the seigneury of Kamouraska has been granted since 1674, it was not until the end of the 17th century that the first settlers settled there.

Kamouraska soon became the capital of the region, which would later be called Bas-Saint-Laurent.

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  • 1674 - Seigniory Kamouraska, granted July 15, 1674 to Sieur de la Durantaie


  • 1711 - Parish of Kamouraska is established

    www.prdh-igd.com/en/Carte/2301

  • 1714 - Église de Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska established at Kamouraska

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Kamouraska, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska, est. 1714
    76, av. Morel, Kamouraska, QUÉBEC
    Source: www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca
    Photograph
  • News 1829 - Melancholy Incident
    Quebec, August 27.
    A melancholy incident occurred a few days ago a little below Kamouraska. Two children of about six years of age, who had gone to gather fruit did not return home the same day they left the house. About dusk the anxious mother went in search of them, but in vain; eight days...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - KAMOURASKA,
    a seigniory, in the co. of Kamouraska, is bounded by the St. Lawrence; N.E. by Granville; S.W. by St. Denis; in the rear by Woodbridge and part of Bugay. - 3 leagues in depth by 2 in breadth. Granted, July 15, 1674, to Sieur de la Durantaie; now the property of Pascal Tache, Esq. - This very...Read MORE...


  • News 1839 - Murder in Canada
    The body of a Mr. Tasche, the seigneur of Kamouraska, was found a little below Quebec, with a bullet hole through the head, on the 3d inst. It seems that he received his death wound at the hands of a Dr. Holmes, of Sorel, with whom his wife had been engaged in maintaining a guilty connexion [sic]....Read MORE...


  • News 1843 - Fire
    Le Journal de Quebec, of Tuesday last, states that the house of Mr. Pierre Chouinard at Kamouraska, was destroyed by fire on Saturday last occasioned by a child playing with lucifer matches in a room where he was alone with another child of eight months old, who perished in the flames. The mother...Read MORE...


  • News 1850 - Whales
    During the past month several large whales have been captured in the St. Lawrence, below Quebec. One of these animals, says the Quebec Mercury, seventy-five feet in length, was harpooned at Kamouraska. Another caught on the 17th September, was one hundred feet long.
    Daily National Intelligencer
    District of Columbia
    November 4, 1850

  • 1873
    KAMOURASKA, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded north by the St. Lawrence, and watered by the Walloostook, Kamouraska and St. Francis rivers. Area 651,235 acres. Capital, Kamouraska. Pop. 21,254.

    KAMOURASKA, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of...Read MORE...


  • News 1881 - Earthquake
    QUEBEC, Oct. 2. - A severe shock of earthquake is reported from Kamouraska yesterday.
    The Inter Ocean
    Chicago, Illinois
    October 4, 1881

  • 1883 - Kamouraska
    Kamouraska is situated on the right or south shore of the St. Lawrence, ninety miles below Quebec. It is a pretty town, built on a point projecting into the river. It has a fine catholic church, a court house and jail and a complete staff of professional men . It is the summer retreat of many...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - Free land for large families
    The Quebec legislature a few days ago passed a bill offering 100 acres of land to every man who is the father of twelve children. The persons entitled to this novel bonus appear to be numerous. At Trois Pistoles there are two families, named Roulette and Belzil, who each have fifteen living...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Kamouraska
    KAMOURASKA, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded north by the St. Lawrence, and watered by the Walloostook, Kamouraska and St. Francis Rivers. Area 2,165,760 acres. Capital, Kamouraska. Pop. in 1871, 21,254 in 1894, 20,454.
    Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895

  • 1889 - The Smallpox Outbreak
    Montreal, Dec. 12. - The reports of the board of health concerning the smallpox epidemic in Kamouraska are as follows: Out of the 210 cases originally discovered, 129 have recovered, 80 are still under the doctor's car, and 37 houses are still infected by the disease.
    The Ottawa Journal
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    December 12, 1899

  • Kamouraska, Québec, Canada
    Kamouraska, Que.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Kamouraska, a post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Kamouraska, on the St. Lawrence River, 4 1/ 2 miles from St. Paschal and 90 miles NE. of Quebec. It is much frequented during the summer months for its fine salt-water bathing. Pop. about 250.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

  • Kamouraska, Québec, Canada
    Entrance to Fisheries, Kamouraska, Que.
    Postcard
  • Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

    Postcard
  • Modern Day Kamouraska
    Kamouraska, Qué, Municipality, pop 705 (2006c), 700 (2001c), inc 1987. Kamouraska is located on the south shore of the ST LAWRENCE RIVER, 125 km northeast of Québec City. In Algonquian its name means "rushes at the water's edge." In 1674 a seigneury was granted to Olivier Morel de la Durantaye. In...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Kamouraska, Québec, Canada


Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska, est. 1714
76, av. Morel, Kamouraska, QUÉBEC
Source: www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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Kamouraska, Que.

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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Entrance to Fisheries, Kamouraska, Que.

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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History, News and Stories of Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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  • 1674 - Seigniory Kamouraska, granted July 15, 1674 to Sieur de la Durantaie

  • 1711 - Parish of Kamouraska is established

    www.prdh-igd.com/en/Carte/2301
  • 1714 - Église de Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska established at Kamouraska

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1829 - Melancholy Incident
    Quebec, August 27.
    A melancholy incident occurred a few days ago a little below Kamouraska. Two children of about six years of age, who had gone to gather fruit did not return home the same day they left the house. About dusk the anxious mother went in search of them, but in vain; eight days... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - KAMOURASKA,
    a seigniory, in the co. of Kamouraska, is bounded by the St. Lawrence; N.E. by Granville; S.W. by St. Denis; in the rear by Woodbridge and part of Bugay. - 3 leagues in depth by 2 in breadth. Granted, July 15, 1674, to Sieur de la Durantaie; now the property of Pascal Tache, Esq. - This very... Read MORE...

  • News  1839 - Murder in Canada
    The body of a Mr. Tasche, the seigneur of Kamouraska, was found a little below Quebec, with a bullet hole through the head, on the 3d inst. It seems that he received his death wound at the hands of a Dr. Holmes, of Sorel, with whom his wife had been engaged in maintaining a guilty connexion [sic].... Read MORE...

  • News  1843 - Fire
    Le Journal de Quebec, of Tuesday last, states that the house of Mr. Pierre Chouinard at Kamouraska, was destroyed by fire on Saturday last occasioned by a child playing with lucifer matches in a room where he was alone with another child of eight months old, who perished in the flames. The mother... Read MORE...

  • News  1850 - Whales
    During the past month several large whales have been captured in the St. Lawrence, below Quebec. One of these animals, says the Quebec Mercury, seventy-five feet in length, was harpooned at Kamouraska. Another caught on the 17th September, was one hundred feet long.
    Daily National Intelligencer
    District of Columbia
    November 4, 1850
  • 1873
    KAMOURASKA, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded north by the St. Lawrence, and watered by the Walloostook, Kamouraska and St. Francis rivers. Area 651,235 acres. Capital, Kamouraska. Pop. 21,254.

    KAMOURASKA, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of... Read MORE...

  • News  1881 - Earthquake
    QUEBEC, Oct. 2. - A severe shock of earthquake is reported from Kamouraska yesterday.
    The Inter Ocean
    Chicago, Illinois
    October 4, 1881
  • 1883 - Kamouraska
    Kamouraska is situated on the right or south shore of the St. Lawrence, ninety miles below Quebec. It is a pretty town, built on a point projecting into the river. It has a fine catholic church, a court house and jail and a complete staff of professional men . It is the summer retreat of many... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - Free land for large families
    The Quebec legislature a few days ago passed a bill offering 100 acres of land to every man who is the father of twelve children. The persons entitled to this novel bonus appear to be numerous. At Trois Pistoles there are two families, named Roulette and Belzil, who each have fifteen living... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Kamouraska
    KAMOURASKA, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded north by the St. Lawrence, and watered by the Walloostook, Kamouraska and St. Francis Rivers. Area 2,165,760 acres. Capital, Kamouraska. Pop. in 1871, 21,254 in 1894, 20,454.
    Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
  • 1889 - The Smallpox Outbreak
    Montreal, Dec. 12. - The reports of the board of health concerning the smallpox epidemic in Kamouraska are as follows: Out of the 210 cases originally discovered, 129 have recovered, 80 are still under the doctor's car, and 37 houses are still infected by the disease.
    The Ottawa Journal
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    December 12, 1899
  • KAMOURASKA, QUEBEC, CANADA
  • 1916
    Kamouraska, a post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Kamouraska, on the St. Lawrence River, 4 1/ 2 miles from St. Paschal and 90 miles NE. of Quebec. It is much frequented during the summer months for its fine salt-water bathing. Pop. about 250.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • Modern Day Kamouraska
    Kamouraska, Qué, Municipality, pop 705 (2006c), 700 (2001c), inc 1987. Kamouraska is located on the south shore of the ST LAWRENCE RIVER, 125 km northeast of Québec City. In Algonquian its name means "rushes at the water's edge." In 1674 a seigneury was granted to Olivier Morel de la Durantaye. In... Read MORE...


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