1998.3-f17 Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc Fonds

capt. anaclet

Institution name :



Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title and statement of responsibility area :



Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc fonds

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Physical description area:



.5 cm of textual records

 7 photographes


Biographical sketch:



Louis Anaclet LeBlanc was born at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia in 1891, the son of Louis Cyrille à  
Joseph à Joseph and Melanie LeBlanc (daughter  
of Joseph LeBlanc and Françoise). He went to  
sea at an early age as a mate, and later  
master, of coastal vessels. During World War I  
he commanded a minesweeper off the coast of  
eastern Nova Scotia. He went on to serve with  
the Canadian National Steamships and commanded  
the Lady Rodney during World War II, which was  
converted to a troop vessel and carried war  
brides from mainland Europe to the United  
Kingdom, and then to North America. Before  
taking command of the Lady Rodney he commanded  
the C.N.S. Cathcart, protecting the sea lanes of  
the West Indies. Following the war, the vessel  
was returned to its luxury liner status. In  
1947 he was awarded the key to the City of  
Boston in recognition of his services. He  
married Azilda Couillard of Montmagny, P.Q. and  
the couple resided at Saint-Michel de
 Bellechasse, P.Q.


Custodial history:



Records were collected by Père Clarence  
d'Entremont and donated to the Societé in 1998.


Scope and content:



Fonds consists of certificates of examination  
and discharge; correspondence and clippings  
related to LeBlanc's career; letters of  
recommendation; and photographs of Captain  
LeBlanc, the Lady Rodney and Mrs. LeBlanc.


Source of supplied title proper:



Title based on contents of fonds.

Physical condition:



Certificates and letters are fragile and show  
signs that records have been exposed to mice.


Finding aid:





View images from the Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc  
fonds in the ArchWay Photographic Database.


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Also included with donation is the key to the  
City of Boston, a pocket dictionary, book  
Gloucester and Cape Ann, booklet Ship Models,  
and booklet Rigs of the Nine Principal Types of  
American Sailing Vessels.



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Provenance :



LeBlanc, Louis Anaclet, Capt., b.1891

Subject Headings :







Merchant marine  
Seafaring Life  
World War II, 1939-1945