The Mysterious Death of a Fisheman on the Grand Cascapedia River
The Grand Cascapedia River has many stories to tell about the rich and famous who came to catch a trophy salmon. The only fisherman on record to have caught 3 salmon weighing 50 pounds or more was Edmund W. Davis.
But on the morning of June 19, 1908, a gunshot was heard. The sound must have disturbed the tranquil stillness on the Grand Cascapedia River. Within moments, the lifeless body of Edmund W. Davis lay slumped in a large oak rocking chair on the front porch of Red Camp. This tragedy ended the life of one of the famous salmon anglers of the world-famous Grand Cascapedia River.
This story takes the reader into the story of what might have happened to the wealthy grandson of Perry Davis, who was the inventor of the well-known medication called the Painkiller. And why his death is still talked about on the river after more than one hundred years.
“Such a beautiful country is not an accident; God must have created this wonderful wilderness, where all is happiness, where all is peace."
~ E.W. Davis, from his book, Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia River, 1904
This is an article I wrote and was published in Magazine Gaspesie.