Lake Megantic Route

  1. Location and Background
  2. History
  3. Migrations and Towns
  4. Traveler: Touchette-Pepin Family

  1. Migration and Towns
The Lake Megantic passage was a wilderness route. In the colonial days there were Native American and Euramerican encampments in the area, but no towns. Villages grew with the development of the timber industry in the mid-1800s. The highway by-passed the eastern segment of the old portage and connected the town of Farmington to the old portage at the Dead River settlements of Stratton and Eustis, then continued to Woburn and Lake Megantic, where it intersected the roads of Québec.

Andrew Redmond and Duluth Wing at the remains of the "Stone House", along the Lake Megantic Trail, Flagstaff Lake, Maine, 1993.

(Barry Rodrigue, photographer).