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COPPER LAKE, Antigonish County

A lake and a settlement south of Antigonish, named because of the
copper deposits found in the vicinity.  It was formerly known as
Polson Lake after William Polson who had a 200 acre grant of land
there in 1828 and a mine was called the Polson Lake mine.  A mining
syndicate was prospecting in the area in 1962.

A school section was formed in 1901 between the St. Mary's
municipal line and the Lochaber Chapel Road, the schoolhouse being
built on the north shore of the lake.