Baie-Comeau is a small port town located approx 420 km (260 ml) northeast of Quebec City in the Quebec province's Cote-Nord. Baie-Comeau is on the shores of Saint Lawrence River and close to the mouth of Manicouagan River.
There are 2 urban area centres within city limits: Hauterive (population around 12,000) and Baie-Comeau proper (population around 10,000). The city covers a total area of 432 km2 (167 ml2). It is named after the Comeau Bay, which name honours the naturalist Napoleon-Alexandre Comeau (1848-1923).
The oldest part of the city is the Old Post area (Vieux-Poste) near the mouth of Amedee River. There in 1889 Eudists established the Saint-Eugene-de-Manicouagan Mission. The first sawmill in Cote-Nord was built here in 1898 by the Jalbert brothers (Damase and Henri). The sawmill ceased operations in 1907 after the timber stock was swept into Saint Lawrence. Route 138 was extended to Saint-Eugene-de-Manicouagan in 1916 and in 1929, a post office opened with Comeau Bay's English name.
Baie-Comeau itself (town's eastern part) was established in 1936 when a paper mill was built there by Colonel Robert McCormick (1880-1955), publisher of Chicago Tribune. The following year the town was incorporated. The region continued to experience economic development with the creation of hydro-electric power stations on Outardes and Manicouagan Rivers beginning with Chutes-aux-Outardes Station (1952), aluminum smelter (1958), and grain warehouses (Canada's largest, 1959).
The area is a major forestry center for pulp and paper industry. Alongside the paper industry and hydro-electricity, an aluminum plant has raised employment for decades.
Highlights: Heritage district, Parc Boréal, Dams
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