Thursday, April 15, 2021
Looking back over the decades and, indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. Two of those names that no longer holds a place here are Begin...
Transportation and communication in the history of Richmond County is predominantly the story of how the various communities maintained connection to the rest of the world by sea. This applied particularly to Isle Madame which had no...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following excerpts are taken from the...
In studying the history of a village, town, or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition, and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs like...
In 1842 Father Jean-Baptiste Maranda continued as pastor for the parish of Isle Madame. In 1844 Arichat was officially designated as the seat of the diocese. This meant that the new Notre Dame church became a cathedral...
In the years following 1935, the road from the Arichat-Petit de Grat intersection has evolved into the main residential section of the old village. The highway running through it has become the primary thoroughfare through Arichat leading...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. In the book is a list of schooners built at River Bourgeois, along with their owners and the year they were constructed:
One of Arichat’s most outstanding priests was Father Jean-Baptiste Maranda who arrived in 1835. Within three months, he had completed a thorough visitation of the parish finding 2,300 parishioners, 1,300 of whom were communicants....
In studying the history of a village, town or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...
In studying the history of a village, town or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition, and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs like...




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