Mark Baker: A Passion for Fishing
Fifty-five-year-old Mark Baker
was born in Cornwall and has
lived in the area his whole life.
He’s lived on the shores of Lake
St. Francis (St. Lawrence River) in
Summerstown, just east of Cornwall
since 2004. Baker is self-employed,
and the owner of The Squire Shop,
a men’s and ladies’ wear store that
his dad started back in 1968, which
means that 2018 is the shop’s 50th
year in business.
Baker has been a local fisherman
for as long as he can remember.
“I always fished as a kid with the
family on the shores of the Raisin
River in the spring, growing up, but
after I bought my first used fishing
boat, Marc Clouthier was a huge
influence on me and taught me a lot,”
says Baker of his fishing experience.
His earliest fishing memory is
fishing for catfish with his dad,
brothers, and cousins along the
shores of the Raisin River, early in
the spring with long bamboo poles
and a fire roaring in the background.