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It is not known for certain when Pacquet was first settled. A fishing and logging community, it is on what was once part of the French Shore, so it is likely that it was first settled by French-speaking fishermen. Pacquet (then spelled "Paquet") was a base for French seasonal fishermen from about the time of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, and Frenchmen continued to visit its sheltered harbour until late in the nineteenth century. The first recorded residents were an elderly man and a young girl, who were there by 1857, probably French and probably left behind over the winter to watch over property for seasonal fishermen. Twelve years later, two Roman Catholic families were in residence, but the population did not grow substantially until the 1880s, when the French officially left the area.
Norman, Sacrey, and Bowers are common family names.
- Canada 2016 Census: Community Profile, Statistics Canada. Accessed February 6, 2018
- "Municipalities - Pacquet - Local history". ezc.ca. Archived from the original on 2002-05-31. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- "City-Data: Pacquet". City-data.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
- "Capt. Edgell, R.N." canfoh.org. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-04-13.