Below is a detail from an 1829 map of Lower Canada (as Québec was then called). This detail focuses on the communities of Kamouraska county, and includes the Madawaska Settlement (lower right hand corner of the map detail below) and the portage from Kamouraska, via Lake Temiscouata, to Madawaska. The map, prepared by the Geographer to the British King, was published in English.
Many of the people who came to Madawaska in the early to mid 1800s came from the region around Kamouraska in what was then known as Lower Canada. The inhabitants of Madawaska also often visited Kamouraska. The route taken by these people was known as the "Grand Portage", and is shown clearly on the map below as the "Temiscouata Portage". (For some references to the Grand Portage go to the page on "Depositions and Testimony from 1828").
Clicking on the map will bring you to an enlarged view where you can see details.
This map is from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec; their excellent online collection of historical maps is accessible at: http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/cargeo/accueil.htm
From the map:
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Last revised 23 May 2003
© 2003 C. Gagnon