ⓘ Franquelin, Quebec

Franquelin, Quebec

ⓘ Franquelin, Quebec

Franquelin is a municipality in Quebec, Canada, in the administrative region of Cote-Nord in RCM Manicouagan. Its population is 350 people over 530 square kilometres. Franquelin was founded at the foot of Massifs rocks of the Laurentians where impressive cliffs plunge to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

The name of the municipality was given in honor of Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin, the first official cartographer for New France. He drew a map of the St. Lawrence river in 1685.

Franquelin came to light in 1911 thanks to the forest industry. The lumber was transported on the rivers on horseback. From there he was sent to paper mills in Thorold, on, and then to Baie-Comeau starting in 1937. Ontario paper company, owned by Colonel Robert R. McCormick, which later became the Quebec North shore paper Co. the necessary paperwork for submission in Chicago Tribune and new York daily news, which also belonged to McCormick.

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