1998.3-f17 Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f17 Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc Fonds
Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc
Institution name :
Les Archives Père Clarence d’Entremont
Title and statement of responsibility area :
Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc fonds
Date(s) of creation:
Physical description area:
.5 cm of textual records
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.
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.
Certificates and letters are fragile and show signs that records have been exposed to mice.
View images from the Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc fonds in the ArchWay Photographic Database.
General note :
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.
Part II Access Points :
LeBlanc, Louis Anaclet, Capt., b.1891
Subject Headings :
World War II, 1939-1945