Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

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




Bagotville, a town in Chicoutimi county, Quebec, on the western shore of Ha Ha bay, an arm of the Saguenay river, and on the Roberval-Saguenay Railway, 3 miles from Grande baie. It was founded by colonists from Murray bay in 1839, and was named after Sir Charles Bagot, governor of Canada (1841-3); but it owes its growth to the lumber and pulpwood industries. It has a chemical-pulp mill, and a deep-water harbour from which vast quantities of pulpwood are exported. [For several decades, Bagotville was the site of a Canadian Force Airbase.]

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. I, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 144.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College