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LA BAIE, or LA BAIE DU FEBVRE, or ST. ANTOINE DE LA BALE DU FEBVRE, a post
village in Yamaska co., Que., on the S. shore of Lake St Peter, 82 miles N.E. of
Montreal. It contains a telegraph office and 8 stores. Pop. 800.
LABARRE, or HEBERTVILLE, a post village in Chicoutimi co., Que., on the S. shore
of the Saguenay river, 45 miles from Chicoutimi. It contains 6 stores and
several saw and grist mills. Pop. 300.
LA BEAUCE, or STE. MARIE, a flourishing post village in Beauce co., Que., on
the S. shore of the River Chaudiere, 30i miles from Quebec. It contains a number
of mills and stores, a fine college, 4 hotels, an iron foundry, several
tanneries, and copper and manganese mines. Pop. 1,000.
LABELLE, a small settlement in Queens co., N.S., 23 miles from Liverpool.
LABRADOR, an extensive peninsula on the E. coast of British North America,
lat. from 50° to 65° N., and Ion. 56° to 78° W., bounded on the southeast and
east by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic; on the north and west by
Hudson's Strait and Hudson's Bay; and on the southwest by Rupert's River, Lake
Mistassini and Betsiamites river. Extreme length 1,100 miles; breadth 470 miles.
Area estimated at 450,000 square miles; or about equal to the British Islands,
France and Prussia combined. Blanc Sablon, near the mouth of the North West
river, is the eastern boundary of the Canadian part of this great peninsula,
which includes tie whole area draining into the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The portion belonging to Newfoundland is roughly defined as that which is
drained by rivers flowing into the Atlantic. The remaining area, draining into
Hudson's Bay, is called East Main, and is included in the North West Territories
of the Dominion of Canada.
'The interior of Labrador is very imperfectly known. Professor Hind, who
explored it, describes it thus: " The tableland is 2,240 feet above the ocean at
the sources of the east branch of the Moisic. It is preeminently sterile, and
where the country is not burned cariboo moss covers the rocks. In the hollows
and deep ravines are to be found stunted spruce, birch and aspens. The whole of
the table-land is strewed with an infinite number of boulders, sometimes three
and four deep. These singular erraties are perched on the summit of every
mountain and hill, often on the edges of cliffs, and they vary in size from one
foot to twenty feet in diameter. Language fails to paint the awful desolation of
the tableland of the Labrador peninsula."
The principal water shed is formed by the Wotchish Mountains sending the
water which gathers on its side West, North and East. The principal rivers are
the East Main or Studs which flows nearly due west into the southeast extremity
of James Bay; the Great and Little Whale Rivers, which flow in the same
direction and fall into the southeast extremity of Hudson's Bay; the
Kenoganissee and Koksonk, which flowing respectively northeast and northwest,
unite their streams and fall. into the Ungava or South Bay, off the S.E. of
Hudson's Strait. and the Meschickemau or North West River, which flows east into
the Strait of Belleisle. The lakes arc very numerous, almost every river
forming several by expanding during its course. The largest are Clear Water, in
the west, which discharges itself by a stream of the same name into Hudson's
Bay; Mistassini in the south, and Meschickemau, an expansion of the river of the
The prevailing rocks on the coast are granite, gneiss and mica-slate. Above
these, in some parts, is a bed of old red sandstone, about 200 feet thick,
followed by secondary limestone. Towards the interior, the secondary formations
disappear, and the primary become predominant. The surface, when seen at a
distance from the sea, has a green and alluvial appearance, but is found, on
examination, to bo covered with moss and stunted shrubs, In the valleys, where
the soil is sandy, and the temperature considerably above the average, juniper,
birch and poplar trees are found growing, and form a covert during the summer
for deer, bears, wolves, foxes, martens, otters, &c., till the approach of
winter drives them to the coast.
The climate is to severe to ripen any of the ordinary cereals. Barley,
sown and cut green, makes excellent fodder; potatoes and several species of
culinary vegetables are said to do well. The whole of the vast wilderness is
uninhabited by civilized man, with the exception of a few settlements on the St.
Lawrence and Atlantic coasts and some widely separated posts of the Hudson's Bay
Company. Wandering tribes of Esquimaux occupy the northern coast of Labrador,
while nomad tribes of Naskepees, Mistassini and Montagnais Indians are thinly
scattered over the interior. The exports which are chiefly through
Newfoundland, are codfish, salmon, seal and whale oil and furs. Once the country
was rich in fur bearing animals and Cariboo or reindeer, but these are now
greatly reduced in numbers. On the eastern side hardly anything is known beyond
the coast, which has been carefully surveyed by Capt. Bayfield. Before his
day it was on this bleak and dangerous coast that the great navigator, Captain
Cook, first displayed those talents as a marine surveyor which gained for him
the patronage of Sir Hugh Palliser, and drew public attention to his
extraordinary enterprise. His charts of Newfoundland, Labrador and the
Straits of Belleisle are to this day a convincing proof of his fidelity, genius
The Indians who inhabit the interior of Labrador ace all tribes of the once
great Algonquin race, whose domains extended, before the arrival of the
"palefaces," from the Rocky Mountains to Newfoundland, and from Labrador to the
Carolinas. The aborigines of Newfoundland belonged to this widespread race of
red men. The Montagnais or Mountaineers as they are commonly called, occupied
the country along the lower St. Lawrence and the Gulf; the Scoffis, Naskepees
and Mistassini are the Algonquins of Labrador proper, and coterminous with the
Esquimaux. The Mountaineers, or "Hunting Indians" of Labrador, once formed a
"great nation, and could bring into the field a thousand warriors to repel the
incursions of the Esquimaux, with whom they were constantly at war, and for whom
they have still a bitter hatred and contempt.
They are slothful when not excited by war or the chase, cruel, revengeful and
superstitious. Nearly all of them, like the Micmacs of Nova Scotia, profess the
Roman Catholic faith; but they have imbibed little of the spirit of
Christianity. They bring down furs to the settlements on the coast, and exchange
them for ammunition and clothing. In the use of firearms they are very expert;
but they are frequently compelled, by a scarcity of ammunition, to recur for
support to then original weapons, the bow and arrow, and with these they can
kill a flying partridge at forty yards distance. Their canoes are made of
birch-bark, and their sledges of a thin birch board, shod with slips of bone.
The Mountaineers draw their own sledges, as their dogs are but small and used
only for the purpose of hunting.
The Esquimaux of Labrador live almost entirely by fishing. They are partially
Christianized and civilized through the praiseworthy exertions of Moravian
missionaries. They exchange furs, oil and whalebone for ammunition, guns and
clothing at the European settlements. They are mild, hospitable and honest. They
are well provided with a peculiar breed of dogs, voracious and fierce, and so
like wolves that they might easily be mistaken for these animals. In winter the
Esquimaux travel with these dogs over the snow at the rate of from six to ten
miles an hour; each sledge is drawn by ten or twelve dogs: yoked two and two, a
pair of the most sagacious being placed in front as leaders, and the whole
guided by a long whip, without reins, the lash extending to the foremost dogs.
Their huts are, in winter, embanked with turf and moss, excepting a small
casement of oiled seal skin at the top. Without any fire but a lamp, these
inhabitations are as warm as an oven. The passionate attachment of the Esquimaux
to their frozen seas and icy plains is wonderful. They infinitely prefer their
storm-beaten shores to the gentle waves and cerulean skies of more temperate
regions. It is clear that they are a totally different race from the Red Indians
of America. The Esquimaux are stunted in stature and essentially Mongolian in
physiognomy, having a flattened nose, prominent profile and copper-colored skin
It is remarkable that the Esquimaux is the only family common to the Old World
and the New.
During the brief Labrador summer the whole coast, for five hundred miles north
of the Straits of Belleisle, swarms with fishermen from Newfoundland, Nova
Scotia,, Quebec, and the United Slates. They are engaged in the capture and care
of cod, salmon and herring. The total value of these fisheries is not less than
a million sterling. Most of the fishermen who frequent Labrador in summer are
from Newfoundland. They proceed to the various fishing stations along the coast,
in small vessels, oft n taking their families along with them, and reside ashore
in temporary huts. They arrive about the end of June, when the ice is pretty
well cleared away from the coast, and remain till the first or second week in
October. A considerable part of the cod, salmon and herring is shipped by the
supplying merchants direct from Labrador to foreign ports, but more of it is
taken to St. John's, Harbor Grace and other places, where it is stored to be
shipped according to the demand of foreign markets.
Bleak and savage as are the shores of Labrador, yet their appearance or aspect
is often picturesque and grand, and sometimes strangely beautiful.
At Cape Chateau is a series of basaltic columns, wrought into the shape of an
ancient castle (hence its name,} the turrets, arches, loop-holes and keeps all
beautifully represented Here are materials for an artist not less attractive
than the renowned Cave of Fingal. The famous Labrador feldspar is well known,
and is abundant near I he European settlements on the southern portion of the
peninsula of Labrador.
Labrador was discovered by Cabot in 1496; aid re-discovered by Hudson in 1610
The European settlements, all on the east coast, consist of Forteau and Bradore
Bays, Anse Le Blanc, and the Moravian stations Main, Okhak, Hopedale and Hebron.
The Hudson's Bay Company have several settlements in Labrador and receive many
valuable furs from it. The total population is supposed to be about 5,000.
LABRADOR, the N.E. portion of the province of Quebec, bounded on the S. by the
River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the N. by the North West Territories, on the
E. by that part of Labrador belonging to Newfoundland, and on the W. by the
counties of Chicoutimi and Saguenay Area 35,856,353 acres. Pop, 3,699.
L'ACADIE, a post, village in St. Johns co., Que., on Little Montreal river, and
on the G. T. R , (Champlain division,) 20½
miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains a fulling and carding mill, several stores,
an hotel, and a telegraph office. Pop. 500.
LA CANARDIERE, a scattered village in Quebec co., Que., on the north shore of
the River St. Charles, opposite the city of Quebec. It contains the Beauport
Lunatic Asylum. Pop. 500.
LACHENAIE, or ST. CHARLES DU LAC, a post village in L'Assomption co., Que., on
the north side of Jesus River, 4½ miles from
Terrebonne. It contains an extensive steam grist and saw mill. Pop. 300.
LACHINE, an incorporated town in Jacques Cartier co., Que., on Lake St. Louis,
and on the G. T. R., (Province Line division,) 8 .miles from Montreal. It is the
summer residence of many Montrealers, and a favorite resort of pleasure parties
during the winter. It contains a large tannery, two telegraph agencies, a
convent, several stores, a brewery, hotels, churches, schools,
LACHINE Junction, a station on the G.T.R., 2 miles from Montreal.
LACHUTE, the chief town of the co. of Argenteuil, Que., is situated on the
North River, 10 miles from Carillon, 45 miles N. of Montreal. It contains
a telegraph office, a gristmill, a tannery, 4 stores, 2 churches and 3 hotels.
LAC LA HACHE, a post office in the
district of Lilloet, B.C., 307 miles from New Westminster.
LAC MASKINONGE, a post village in
Berthier en., Que., on a lake of the same name, 66 miles N. of Montreal. See St.
Gabriel de Brandon.
LAC MASSON, or STE. MARGUERITE, a
thriving post village in Terrebounee co., Que., on the west side of Lac Masson,
57 miles N. of Montreal. It contains saw and grist mills. Pop. 650.
LAC NOIR, a post village in
L'Islet co., Que., 11 miles from St. Jean Port Joli. Pop. 40.
LACOLLE, a post village in St.
Johns co., Que., on the Richelieu river, and on the G. T. R., (Champlain
division,) 44 miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains a telegraph office, an iron
foundry, several mills and factories, 3 churches, 6 hotels, and about a dozen
stores. Lacolle is a port of entry. Total value of imports for 1872 $8,578 ;
exports $19,432. In 1812 a battle was fought here between the British and
American troops, which resulted in the defeat of the latter. In 18?7, the rebels
had possession of the village, but in 1838 they were defeated and a number of
them captured. Pop. of village 750; of parish 3,307.
LAC ST. JEAN, Chicoutimi co., Que.
LAFONTAINE, a post office in
Simcoe co., Ont., 9 miles from Penetanguishene.
LAGGAN, a post village in
Glengarry co., Ont., 19 miles from Lancaster. It. contains 3 stores and a saw
mill. Pop. 100.
LA GRANGE, a small village in
Missisquoi co., Que., 11 miles from Frelighsburg. It contains a carding mill.
LA GUERRE, a post village in
Huntingdon co., Que., on the La Guerre river, 3 miles from St. Anicet. Pop. 100.
LA HAVE CROSS ROADS, a post office
in Lunenburg co., N.S., on the La Have River, 16 miles from Lunenburg.
LA HAVE FERRY, Lunenburg co., N.S.
See Middle La Have Ferry.
LA HAVE RIVER, or EAST DUBLIN, a
post village in Lunenburg co., N.S., 2 miles from Lunenburg. Pop. 80.
L'AIGLE, an island of the province
of Quebec, formed by the confluence of the Prairie and St. Lawrence Rivers, 12
miles below Montreal.
LAKE AINSLIE, (EAST,) a post
settlement in Inverness co., N.S., on the east side of Lake Ainslie, 12 miles
from Whycocomah. Pop. 150.
LAKE AINSLIE, (SOUTH,) a post
settlement in Inverness co., N.S., on the south side of Lake Ainslie, 4 miles
from Whycocomah. Pop. 100.
LAKE AINSLIE, (WEST,) a post
settlement in Inverness co., N.S., on the west, side of Lake Ainslie, 18 miles
from Mabon Harbor. Pop. 150.
LAKE AYLMER, or STRATFORD, a post
village in Wolfe co., Que., on Maskinongé Brook, 55 miles from Lennoxville. It
possesses good water power, and contains several stores and mills. Pop. 150.
LAKE BEAUPORT, or ST. DUNSTAN, a
post settlement in Quebec co., Que., 13 miles from Quebec. Pop. 70.
LAKE DISTRICT, a small settlement
in Albert co., N.B., 1 miles from Harvey Corner. Pop. 50.
LAKE DORE, a post village in
Renfrew co., Ont., 18 miles from Pembroke. It has an hotel and a sawmill.
LAKE ETCHEMIN, or ST. GERMAINE, a
post village in Dorchester co., Que., on Lake Etchemin, 36 miles from St. Henri
de Lauzon. It contains 4 saw mills and 1 grist mill, and has a large lumber
trade. Pop. 250.
LAKEFIELD, a post settlement in
Kings co., N.B„ 11 miles from Sussex Vale. Pop. 100.
LAKEFIELD, or NORTH DOURO, a
flourishing post village in Peterborough co., Ont., at the head of the Otonabee
river, and on the 11I. R., 40 miles from Port Hope. It possesses extensive water
power privileges, and contains a telegraph office, woolen factory, several saw
and grist mills, 3 churches, 8 or 9 stores, and 2 hotels. Pop. 300.
LAKEFIELD, or THE GORE, a post
village in Argenteuil co., Que., 9 miles from Lachute. It contains a church, a
store, and a flouring mill. Pop. 50.
LAKE GEORGE, a post settlement in
Kings co., N.S., on the top of South Mountain, 12 miles from Aylesford. Pop.
LAKE GEORGE, a post settlement in
Yarmouth co., N.S., 7 miles from Beaver River, 21 miles from Yarmouth. Pop. 175
LAKE GEORGE, a post settlement in
York co., N.B., 4 miles from Lower Prince William. It has an antimony mine Pop.
LAKEHURST, a post office in
Peterborough co., Ont., 19 miles from Lakefield
LAKELANDS, a post office in
Cumberland co., N.S., 19 miles from Athol.
LAKELANDS, a small settlement in
Hants co., N.S., 4 miles from Mount Uniacke. Pop. 59.
LAKE LARRON (or LAURENT), a small
settlement in Quebec co., Que., near Lake St. Charles, 17 miles from Quebec.
LAKE LAW, a post office in
Inverness co., N.S., 30 miles from Baddeck.
LAKELET, a post village in Huron
co., Out., 5 miles from Clifford. It contains a saw mill and a woolen factory.
LAKE MEGANTIC, a post village in
Compton co., Que., on the St. Francis and Lake 3legantic International railway,
65 miles from Lennoxville. It contains an hotel and 2 stores. Pop. 100
LAKE MUNGER, a hamlet in Norfolk
co., 0 it. It has a cheese factory.
LAKE OPINICON, a post office in
Frontenac co., Ont., 34 miles from Kingston.
LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS. Sec Oka.
LAKE REGION, a section of country
west of the highlands at the head of Lake Superior, on the streams tributary to
Rainy Lake, which are so numerous that it would be difficult to say whether the
country would be better described as one vast lake with ridges of land running
through it, or as laid everywhere intersected by water. The lakes are studded
with wooded islands which are so sheltered that the smallest canoes are rarely
LAKE ROAD, a post office in
Cumberland co , N S
LAKE ROAD, a station on the G. T.
R.. in Temiscouata co., Que., 121 miles east of Quebec
LAKE SETTLEMENT, a post settlement
in Kent co., N B., 22 miles from Chatham. Pop. 100.
LAKESIDE, a post village in Oxford
co., Ont., 10 miles from St. Marys. It contains 1 store and a grist mill.
LAKESIDE, a small settlement in
Digby co., N.S., on Digby Neck, 17 miles from Digby. Pop. 100.
LAKE ST. CHARLES, a village and
settlement in Quebec co., Que., 10 miles from Quebec. There is a remarkable
echo at the Lake, which, in like other echoes, tarries some few seconds before
repeating the sound uttered ; and this in its turn is re-echoed from another
quarter as though the nymph of the lake were summoning the dryads of the
neighboring woods to join the sport, Pop 500.
LAKE TEMISCAMINGUE, a post office
and post of the Hudson's Bay Company in Pontiac co , Que., 90 miles from
LAKEVALE, or MORR1STOWN, a post
settlement in Antigonish co., N S., on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 11 miles from
Antigonish. Pop. 200.
LAKEVIEW, Huron co, Ont. See
LAKEVILLE, a post settlement in
Carleton co., N.B., 18 miles from Woodstock. Pop. 130.
LAKEVILLE, a post village in Kings
co., N S., 9 miles from Kentville It contains a tannery and 3 stores. Pop. 200.
LAKEVILLE, Halifax co., N.S. See
LAKEVILLE CORNER or FRENCH LAKE, a
post village in Sunbury co., N.B., on French Lake, 3 miles from Sheffield. It
contains 3 stores, I church, 1 hotel, 1 saw mill, 1 grist mill, 1 tannery and a
shoe factory. Pop. 60.
LAKE WEEDON, a post settlement in
Wolfe co., Que., 39 miles from Sherbrooke. Pop. 40.
LALLY COVE, a small fishing
settlement in the district of Fortune Bay, Nfld., 10 miles from Belleorem. Pop.
L'AMABLE, a post village in
Hastings co., Ont., 70 miles N. of Belleville. Pop 100.
LAMALINE, a post town and port of
entry in the district of Burin, Nfld., 40 miles from Burin. It has a
considerable trade with St. Pierre. Pop. 310.
LA MANCHE, a mining settlement in
the district of Placentia, Nfld., 12 miles from Little Placentia. A lead mine
has been worked here with varying success for the past 14 years. Pop. 328.
LA MANCHE TO CAPE RACE, an extent
of coast of about 20 miles embracing several small fishing settlements on the
S.W. coast of Newfound land. The coast is very rugged and has been the scene of
many shipwrecks Pop. 14.
LA MANCHE, a small fishing
settlement in the district of Ferryland, Nfld. 32 miles from St John's. Pop 27.
L'AMAROUX, a post village in York
co., Out., 6 miles from Scarborough. Pop. 250.
LAMBETH, a post village in
Middlesex co., Ont., 6 miles from London. It contains 1 hotel and 4 stores Pop.
LAMBIE'S MILLS, Megantic co., Quo
See Kinnear's Mills
LAMBTON, a county of Ontario
bordering upon the S. portion of Lake Huron The St. Clair river forms its
western boundary. Area 501,671 acres This county contains extensive petroleum
wells, and is traversed by the Grand Trunk and Great Western railways. Capital,
Sarnia Pop 31,994.
LAMBTON or PORT LAMBTON, small
village in Lambton co., Ont., on the River St Clair, 23 miles from Goderich It
contains a telegraph office 4 hotels 5 stores and several mills and factories
LAMBTON or ST VITAL DE LAMBTON a
thriving post village in Beauce co. Que., in rear of Lake St. Francis 36 miles
from St. Francois, the county town. It contains 3 saw mills, 2 grist mills a
tannery, 4 stores and extensive sugaries. Pop. 410.
LAMBTON York co. Ont See Etobtcoke
LAMEQUE, a post settlement in
Gloucester co. N.B, 10 miles from Shippegan
LAMMERMOOR York co, Ont See
LANARK a county in the eastern
part of Ontario comprising an area of 706,028 acres. is drained by numerous
small rivers; among which are the Clyde the Mississippi and the Rideau, and
traversed by the Brockville and Ottawa railway Capital Perth Pop 32,920
LANARK. a flourishing post village
in the above county, on the River Clyde, 12 miles N W of Perth. It contains a
telegraph office, 2 hotels, about 11 stores several mills a woolen factory, and
an iron foundry and has a large trade in lumber. Pop 740
LANCASTER a post village in
Glengarry co., Ont on the River St Lawrence 16 miles E. of Cornwall, and a mile
from the station on the G. T. R , 54 miles W. of Montreal Attached to it, is
another village called Riviere Raisin or New Lancaster, which see. Lancaster is
a landing place of the Corn mall and Montreal steamers and contains 2 telegraph
agencies and several stores Pop. 250
LANCASTER, or SOUTH BAY, a village
in St. John co.. N.B., on the E. N. A R , S miles from St. John It contains a
saw mill and 2 stores. Pop. 200.
LANCE COVE, a fishing settlement
in the district of Trinity, Nfld , 47 miles from Harbor Grace. Pop. 75.
LANCE COVE, a small fishing
settlement in the district of Burgeo mid La Poile, Nfld.. :it the entrance to
LaHune Bay 33 miles from Burgeo. Pop.
LANG. formerly ALLANDALE MILLS, a
post village in Peterborough co., Ont., on Indian river, 21 miles from Keene. It
contains several saw and grist mills, a carding mill, and a barrel hoop factory.
LANGEVIN, or STE. JUSTINE, a post
village in Dorchester co., Que., 12 miles from Lake Etchemin, 61 miles from St,
Henri. It contains several mills, and a large monastery of the Trappist Fathers.
LANGFORD, a post village in Brant
co., Ont., on Sage's Creek, 8 miles from Brantford. It contains 2 stores and 2
saw mills. Pop 120.
LANGLEY. a post village in the
district of New Westminster, B.C., on the Fraser river, 15 miles from New
Westminster. It contains two churches, a public school, 2 stores, and a
cooperase for the manufacture of salmon barrels. The steamer plying between New
Westminster and Yale calls here every trip. Langley is the centre of an
extensive agricultural settlement. The land here is considered to be the most
productive of any in British Columbia, especially in cereals and bulbs, 40
bushels of wheat, 17 tons of potatoes, and 30 tons of turnips being the average
returns per acre Salmon River, a tributary of the Fraser, in the vicinity of the
village, is well stocked with speckled trout, and is a great resort for anglers
during the summer months. Pop 200
LANGSIDE a post settlement in
Bruce co, Ont miles from Lucknow. Pop 100.
LANGSTAFF, a post village in York
co.. Ont., 2½ miles from Richmond Hill. Pop. 125.
LANGTON, a post village in Norfolk
co., Ont., 13 miles from Tilsonburg. It contains 2 stores, 2 saw mills and a
shingle mill. Pup. 60.
ANORAIE, a thriving post village
in Berthier co., Que., on the River St. Lawrence, 41 miles N.E. of Montreal It
contains several stores and mills, and has a considerable trade in flour, grain
and cordwood. A railroad connects Lanoraie with Joliette. Pop. 600.
LANSDOWNE, a post village in Leeds
co., Ont., on the G. T. R., 146¼ miles west of Montreal. It contains a telegraph
office, 6 stores, 2 hotels and a steam saw mill. Pop. 250.
L'ANSE A GILES, a post village in
L'Islet co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R.,
59 miles E. of Quebec. Pop. 250.
L'ANSE A L'EAU, a picturesque
little harbor near Tadousac, and the entrance to the Saguenay River. It
contains a custom house, post office, a store and a saw mill, and is the landing
place of the steamers plying between Quebec and Ha! Ha! Bay. Near to it is a
mineral spring, the waters of which are considered very efficacious in certain
L'ANSE AU FO1N, or ST. FULGENCE, a
post village in Chicoutimi co., Que., on the north shore of the Saguenay River.
10 miles from Chicoutimi. Pop. 60.
L'ANSE AUX GRIFFON, a post office
in Gaspe co., Que., 12 miles from Grande Grève, 28 miles from Gaspe Basin.
L'ANSE ST. JEAN, a post office in
Chicoutimi co., Que., 48 miles from Murray Bay.
L'ANSE VALLEE, a small village in
Gaspe co., Que., 98 miles from Ste. Anne des Monts, 179 miles from Metis.
LANSING, a post village in York
co., Ont., 44 miles from Weston. It contains 2 stores and a flouring mills. Pop
LANTY'S, a post office in Lunenburg co., N S , 9 miles from Dalhousie Road. 45
miles from Kentville.
LA PETITE RIVIERE ST FRANCOIS. a
post office in Charlevoix co., Que., 10 miles from St Paul's Bay.
LA PIGEONNIERE, also called ST
MICHEL ARCHANGE, a thriving post village in Napierville co , Que , on the
G.T.R., (Champlain division,) 25 miles from Montreal. it contains 5 or 6 stores,
2 hotels, a telegraph office, and a church. Pop. 600.
LAPLAND, a small settlement in
Lunenburg co., N.S., on the La Have river, 12 miles from Bridgewater Pop. 130.
LA PLANTE, a fishing settlement in
the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 2½ miles from La Poile Pop 108.
LA POILE, a post town and fishing
settlement in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 338 miles from St.
John's. A steamer runs between here and St. John's once a fortnight, Pop. 65.
LAPRAIRIE, a county of Quebec,
bordering on Hie Diver St. Lawrence, opposite the Island of Montreal. Area
110,606 acres. It is traversed by the Champlain division of the Grand Trunk
railway. Capital, Laprairie. Pop. 11,861.
LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of the
co. of Laprairie, is situated on the south shore of the River St. Lawrence, 7
miles from Montreal. It contains a telegraph office, churches for the
Episcopalians and Roman Catholic, 8 hotels and a dozen stores. The first railway
in British North America was constructed from here to St. Johns in 1836. It was
first run by horses, then by steam, but was discontinued on the construction of
the Champlain road, and the rails removed. A steam ferry runs between Laprairie
and Montreal three times a day. Pop. 1259.
LA PRESENTATION, a post village in
St. Hyacinthe co., Que., 6 miles from St. Hyacinthe. It contains 2 stores. Pop.
LAPUM, a post office in Frontenac
co., Ont., 6 miles from Inverary. 18 miles from Kingston.
L'ARDOISE, a post village in
Richmond co., N.S., 8 miles from St. Peters, 44 miles from Port Hawkesbury. It
contains 5 or 6 stores. Pop 200.
L'ARCHEVEQUE, a settlement in
Richmond co., N.S., on Grand River, 20 miles from St. Peters. Pop. 100
LARGIE, a post village in Elgin
co., Ont., 7 miles from Iona. Pop.100.
LAROCHELLE, a post settlement in
Megantic co., Que., 6 miles from Stanfold. Pop. 50.
LARRY'S RIVER, a post office in
Guysborough co., N.S., 13 miles from Molasses Harbors:,
LA SCIE, a small fishing station
on the French shore, Nfld., 18 miles from Tilt Cove. It has a good harbor. Pop.
LASKAY, a post village in York
co., Ont., on the east branch of the Humber river, 2 miles from King. It
contains 1 store and a steam saw mill. Pop. 150.
L'ASSOMPTION, a county in the W.
part of Quebec, bordering on the River St Lawrence. Area 158,761 acres It is
watered by the Mascouche, Achigan and L'Assomption Rivers. Capital,
L'Assomption. Pop. 15,473.
L'ASSOMPTION, the chief town of
L'Assomption co., Que., is situated on a peninsula formed by the L'Assomption
River, 24 miles N. of Montreal. It contains about 20 stores, a telegraph office,
a college, and a church for the Roman Catholics. Steamers run daily, in summer,
between Montreal and L'Assomption. Pop. 1,210.
LATERRIERE, or GRAND BRULE, a post
village in Chicoutimi co., Que., 12 miles from Chicoutimi. It contains 1 store
and a saw mill. Pop. 225.
LATIMER, a post office in
Frontenac co., Ont., 15 miles from Kingston.
Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America,
Edited by P.A. Crossby, 1873
Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America