Villages & Geography
Wheaton Lake is located in
the south part of Saint Patrick Parish above Holts Point, and
between the Bocabec River and Big Bay. It drains into Mill Cove
on Passamaquoddy Bay. The Memoirs of Annie M. Holt
contains a general description (page 12) and also an account of
ice cutting in pre-refrigerator days (page 22). The lake's
official name was formerly Bocabec Lake but that has been
rescinded in favour of Wheaton Lake. It appears to have taken its
name from a local family. The Memoirs of Annie M. Holt
refers to "the Wheaton cellar" (page 13) and there are
Wheaton/Wheton families in that location in the 1851 and 1861
censuses (see below). A list of donors from
the Bocabec Baptist Church in 1861 also lists a Mrs. Wheton.
Wheaton Lake, Bocabec
The two stretches of road are both part of Highway 127. Hardwood Island is
visible off the coast. Chamcook Mountain is at the far right.
Taken in 1993 from the mountain behind Bocabec United Church looking
south, by Craig Walsh.
* Also in print, The
New Brunswick Census of 1851: Charlotte County.
|1861 Census of N.B.
Saint Patrick Parish, Charlotte County, p. 12. National Archives of Canada mfm C1001.
|Number.||Names of Inhabitants.||Sex.||Relationship to head of family.||Age.||Race and where born.||Rank or Occupation.||Religious Profession.|
|472||Hannah Wheaton||F||Head of Family||63||Nov[a] Scotian||-||Baptist|
|473||Ann do||F||Daughter||19||Native||Schollar [sic]||Episcopalion|
|474||Thomas M do||M||Son||17||Native||G Labour||Episcopalion|
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