A. LeBlanc named for slain Bouctouche fisheries officer
Fisheries officer was investigating illegal fishing vessels when someone killed him
A new Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel has been named in memory of a fisheries officer from Bouctouche, N.B., who was murdered on the job 88 years ago.
Agapit LeBlanc was killed on Oct. 20, 1926 while investigating illegal fishing activity. His body was found weighed down in eight metres of water. He was 39. His murder was never solved.
The CCGS A. LeBlanc, a Hero-class mid-shore patrol vessel, built by Irving Shipbuliding Inc. in Halifax, was inaugurated on Thursday.
By naming these vessels after Canadian heroes, the Government of Canada says it hopes to encourage further generations to learn about Canadian history, culture and geography