"BAIE COMEAU" Baie-Comeau by Simonneeddy

Baie-Comeau Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 51 photos

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The name was given in memory of Napoleon-Alexandre Comeau a naturalist and geologist of th North Shore.
A safe bicycle path circles the whole city and has many observation areas. An excellent beach and swimming area on th St. Lawrence River as well.
We were on a tour bus and our guide was the owner of the "Le Conte" Hotel. He loves his home town and explained a lot of it's history to us It is situated on the mouth of the Manicougan River where it meets the St. Lawrence River. There are v22 PARKS for a small population of 25,000 people. It has 4 olympic size swimming pools.
In 1837 colonel Robert McCormick disembarked here and founded the town.

Another view of the Bay

A luxury Hotel in the distance.
The City has been incorporated for 67 years. It has 5 lakes within its borders and is built on solid rock.(They have to dynamite the rock to create a place for the basements of all houses or buildings). The basements are very cool and must have a dehumidifier running at all times to remove the humidity.

Fresco on wall

Napoleon Alexander Comeau is honored with a Fresco on a wall.
This town is was founded to produce paper for The Chicago Tribune and other great American newspapers and still does to this day. The Alcoa Aluminum Plant is one of the biggest in the world.
Cartier Mining also have a plant here and a railway which goes into the far north to bring Iron Ore to be processed . Rail cars of ore are loaded on one of two ferry boats and across the St. Lawrence River to Matane to be shipped to the USA. The Paper as well. Hydro Electricity is also produced here at MANIC-2 and further north Manic-5
The average salary here is $65,000 per year.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A rich beautiful City
  • Cons:Land is very expensive and the rock raises building costs.
  • In a nutshell:An excellent town for the workers as most people are.
  • Last visit to Baie-Comeau: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 22, 2003
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  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    I found Baie-Comeau while looking at a Holland American Cruise Brochure - looks like a nice place to visit! Greetings from Augusta, Georgia.

  • Jul 9, 2003 at 12:05 PM

    These are great pictures. Very interesting to view and read your travelogue

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