Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History

Rural Route Communications has announced that Volume 1 of Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée will be released this summer by Georgeville Press.

The book, which was three years in the making, is the first of a two-volume landscape history of the Memphrémagog region.

The 308-page bilingual book was written by Louise Abbott. It contains 90 contemporary photos taken by Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen, plus 175 historical photos, maps and paintings.

The current book launch schedule is as follows:

Georgeville - Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m. at Carré Copp across from Studio Georgeville.

Austin - Thursday, July 24, 5-7 p.m. at Neil Manson's beautifully restored high-drive barn across from the general store.

Mansonville - Saturday, August 2, 11 a.m. outside the historic round barn on Main Street.

Newport - Saturday, August 9, 3 p.m. at Tastings Center-Brown Dog Bistro on Main Street.


The Birth of a Book: Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée
via Youtube
July 9, 2014

Above is a beautiful trailer about the book Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée by Louise Abbott.

April 2009

The Georgeville Village Store - ca. 1910

Lake Memphremagog - ca. 1948

Georgeville Bay - ca. 1912

"Mount Elephantis" - undated

New Images - August 2008

"After the Storm", Georgeville Landing, Lake Memphremagog

Steamer at the Georgeville Wharf - ca. 1945

House Boat at Georgeville Wharf

"Houseboat at Georgeville Wharf, Lake Memphremagog" - ca. 1907

The same view - early October 2007

February 2008

Lady of the Lake Steamer

An undated postcard.
The photographer is standing near the wharf, looking northwest, as the Lady of the Lake leaves Georgeville.

The same view - early October 2007

Mudges Point

An undated image near the wharf.

The same view - early October 2007

The view from the Murry Memorial Center

An undated postcard with a view looking west towards the lake from a point near where the Murry Memorial Centre stands today. The building in the middle of the image is the general store.

The same view - early October 2007

Other Images

Near the Georgeville wharf
During the the 1970s I would guess

Mount Elephantis, across Lake Memphremagog
Taken while standing on the Georgeville wharf
on a chilly day in December 1991

The Georgeville wharf
December 1991


Georgeville, Que., looking South

Lake Hall, Georgeville, Que.
ca. 1907

The Steamer Anthemis arrives in Georgeville

ca. 1941

ca. 1930s

ca. 1930s



ca. 1946


ca. 1977 - 1982
Pam Cartwright / Studio Georgeville