Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia



[Town and Lake]


Kénogami, a town in Chicoutimi county, Quebec , on the Roberval and Saguenay Railway, 1½ miles north-east of Jonquièe, and about 214 miles from Quebec. Originally part of the town of Jonquière, Kénogami was detached in 1912, on the occasion of the establishment there, by Price Brothers and Company, of a large pulp and paper mill, in the possession of which lies the importance of the town as an industrial centre. It receives 27,000 h.p. of electric energy from the river Sable. Kénogami was incorporated as a town in 1918, and took its name, an Indian word meaning "Long lake", from Kenogami lake. The town has a high school and a hospital.


Kenogami lake is a body of water in Chicoutimi county, Quebec, south-east of lake St. John. It is 21 miles long, and has an average width of three-quarters of a mile. The name is Indian for "Long lake", and was originally applied to Long lake, in the Thunder Bay district of Ontario.


Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 327.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College