Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

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


Escoumains River


Escoumains river, a stream in Saguenay county, Quebec, which flows into the St. Lawrence, 20 miles southwest of Tadoussac. It is about 55 miles long. A few miles east of it is the river called Petits Escoumains, which is 13 miles long. The name is derived from an Indian word meaning "river filled with shells."

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 298.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College