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  Kingdom of Saguenay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Kingdom of Saguenay" (French: Royaume du Saguenay) has its origin in an Algonquin legend learned by the French during French colonisation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
According to the Algonquin Indians, there was a kingdom to the north of blonde men rich with gold and furs in a place they called Saguenay.
The modern-day Saguenay region, including the city of Saguenay (Chicoutimi-Jonquière), is on both shores of the Saguenay River in Quebec.
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 Saguenay River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence is protected by the Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of Canada's national parks.
It was an important trade route into the interior for the First Nations people of the area, and during the French colonization of the Americas was a major route for the fur trade.
The river was exploited for the logging and pulp and paper industries beginning in the 19th century, and is also used for hydroelectricity generation, both for commercial power and to operate an aluminum smelter at Arvida.
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 Kingdom of the Saguenay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of the Saguenay was a mythical land of vast riches believed to exist by early French explorers of Canada.
The name Saguenay, from the legend, came to be applied to the Saguenay River.
Today, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec is sometimes referred to metaphorically as the Kingdom of the Saguenay (Royaume du Saguenay), for example in tourist marketing.
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 Kingdom of the Saguenay -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Kingdom of the Saguenay was a (additional info and facts about mythical land) mythical land of vast riches believed to exist by early (additional info and facts about French explorers) French explorers of (A nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada) Canada.
The name Saguenay, from the legend, came to be applied to the (additional info and facts about Saguenay River) Saguenay River.
Today, the (additional info and facts about Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean) Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of (The largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British) Quebec is sometimes referred to metaphorically as the Kingdom of the Saguenay (Royaume du Saguenay), for example in tourist marketing.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/K/Ki/Kingdom_of_the_Saguenay.htm   (220 words)

  
 Macleans.ca | Canada Switchboard | The Lost Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Kingdom of Saguenay was an intoxicating story: a mysterious faraway land, rich in gold and copper and rubies, and ripe for plunder.
The lower Saguenay is classified not as a river, but as a fjord: a saltwater cleft between sheer mountainsides, with waters that are 275 m deep in places and two kilometres wide at times.
The Saguenay River is one of Quebec's main industrial engines, and we pass the metallic intestinal tubings and plume-spouting smokestacks of pulp mills and aluminum smelters that are wedged in among the scenery.
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 Royaume du Saguenay (Quebec - Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The name "Royaume du Saguenay" is still the nickname of this area and though it is now use in the administrative region of Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean, it does not represent it in any official capacity and it was created at a time when the saguenay was considered a separate region.
According to the Algonquian Indians, their was a Kingdom of white blond men rich of gold and furs in the north in a place they called Saguenay.
Gauthier, their flag is Blue with a centered crown (a possible allusion to the Legendary Kingdom of Saguenay), but they are looking for a new one.
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 Kingdom of Saguenay - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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The name "Kingdom of Saguenay" has its origin in an Algonquin legend learned by the French during French colonisation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Today, some people speculate it was an ancient, pre-Columbian settlement that the Algonquin oral tradition referred to.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Kingdom_of_Saguenay   (175 words)

  
 Marcel Granger — Saguenay River
The Saguenay, forming part of a corridor that reaches as far north as James Bay, consists of three distinct sections.
Althrough the Montagnais called the river «Pitchita8itchez» (the «8» is pronounced «woo»), Cartier named it Saguenay - «flowing water» or «that from which water flows» in Montagnais language.
A 10-year monopoly on the fur trade was granted to Pierre Chauvin, who in 1600 built the first European structure on the Canadian mainland - a 20 foot by 25 foot palisaded fort at Tadoussac.
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 Rivers of Canada: Saguenay River - Essence of French Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
He had interpreted Native descriptions of the Saguenay River in 1535 to mean the Saguenay River basin was the homeland of a rich and powerful people.
There was no 'kingdom' in the European sense, but there was a wealth of water power and forest resources that have made the region's modern-day French-speaking population prosperous and self-assured.
The Saguenay region showed the rest of Quebec that French can be a language of economic success, and that economic success can mean increased support for sovereignty.
www.ccge.org /ccge/english/Resources/rivers/tr_rivers_saguenayRiver.asp   (572 words)

  
 Saguenay River --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
French Rivière Saguenay, river in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, south central Quebec province, Canada, draining Lac-Saint-Jean into the St. Lawrence River at Tadoussac, about 120 mi (190 km) northeast of Quebec city.
Flowing east-southeast, the Saguenay, in the first third of its 105-mi length, descends about 300 ft (90 m) in a turbulent stream.
Chicoutimi is situated at the head of navigation on the Saguenay River.
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The expression "Royaume du Saguenay " or "Saguenay kingdom" came from the decree of the King of France that the area drained by the Saguenay would remain his personal domain, and that new settlement would not be authorized.
An apocryphal explanation for the origin of the name is that the name "Kingdom of Saguenay" takes its origin in a legend from the beginning of the French colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
This explanation states that, according to the Algonkian Indians, there was a Kingdom of white blond men rich of gold and furs in the north in a place they called Saguenay.
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 The Virtual Museum of New-France: Jacques Cartier
On March 19, 1534, Cartier was assigned the mission of "undertaking the voyage of this kingdom to the New Lands to discover certain islands and countries where there are said to be great quantities of gold and other riches".
They told him of the St. Lawrence River and the "Kingdom of the Saguenay", the objectives of his second voyage upon which he set forth on May 19, 1535.
He was taken there by his hosts, who spoke to him of the riches of the west, and again of the "Kingdom of the Saguenay".
www.civilization.ca /vmnf/explor/carti_e2.html   (1018 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Saguenay refers to: the city of Saguenay, Quebec;the Saguenay River;the region of the Saguenay (see Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean);the legendary Kingdom of the Saguenay.
The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Quebec, Canada is distinguished by its physical beauty, especially the Fjord du Saguenay, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region, and by the cordial character of its inhabitants.
Saguenay River, looking upstream from its junction with the St. Lawrence The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada.
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 Attractions in Québec: Churches and Sanctuaries in Québec/Into the Kingdom of the Saguenay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Attractions in Québec: Churches and Sanctuaries in Québec/Into the Kingdom of the Saguenay
At the gateway to the Parc du Saguenay, Rivière-Éternité organizes a fabulous exhibition of nativity scenes from different countries every winter.
Bonjour Québec is brought to you by the ministère du Tourisme and Bell Canada.
www.bonjourquebec.com /anglais/attraits/eglises/saguenay.html   (154 words)

  
 Saguenay : An exceptional fjord!
The Saguenay fjord allows the waters from the Atlantic Ocean and of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence to flow into the heart of the Saguenay Kingdom.
It is unique in the world by its geographic location, the fantastic history and the distribution of the population that settled along the entire length of its shores.
The purpose of this site is to allow the public to discover and appreciate the natural miracle of the Saguenay Fjord.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Fjord/english/home_e.html   (157 words)

  
 Dictionary of Fantastic Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The goal of the game is for a player to orginate in a kingdom and journey through the other kingdoms in search of special keys (bronze, silver, gold) which will enable to player to enter the Dark Tower, defeat the brigands who hold it, and recover a magic scepter.
An island kingdom mentioned by Plato in Timaeus and Critias as existing at one time in the western ocean beyond the Pillars of Heracles (the Straits of Gibraltar).
Babar's Kingdom, also known in French as "Le pays des Éléphants" (Elephant Land), is a fictional country in Africa ruled by intelligent elephants, which are usually bipedal and civilized.
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 NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source
It is bounded by the St. Lawrence and east-west Saguenay rivers and by a line through the ancient forests of the Laurentians.
Tadoussac is formally in the "Kingdom of Saguenay," a mythical nickname for a quite real bit of treasure.
The Saguenay fjord is so wide you need to take a ferry across to continue on Provincial 138; from the fast-moving vessel we saw our first whales, Ivory-soap-white belugas.
www.nwanews.com /story.php?paper=adg§ion=Travel&storyid=122405   (1176 words)

  
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The land in sight, they told Cartier, was a great island; south of it was Gaspe, from which country Cartier had taken them in the preceding summer; two days' journey beyond the island towards the west lay the kingdom of Saguenay, a part of the northern coast that stretches westwards towards the land of Canada.
A fresh-water river could not be the westward passage to Asia that he had hoped to find, and, interested though he might be in the rumoured kingdom of Saguenay, it was with reluctance that he turned from the waters of the Gulf to the ascent of the great river.
On June 5, 1543, their leader, Roberval, embarked on an expedition to explore the Saguenay, 'leaving thirty persons behind in the fort, with orders that if Roberval had not returned by the first of July, they were to depart for France.' Whither he went and what he found we do not know.
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 Jacques Cartier Information - Articles Free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Ready to return to France in early May 1536, Cartier decided to kidnap Chief Donnacona himself, so that he might personally tell the tale of a country further north, called the "Kingdom of Saguenay", claimed to be full of gold, rubies and other treasures.
The goals were now to find the "Kingdom of Saguenay" and its riches, and to establish a permanent settlement along the St. Lawrence.
Anchoring at Stadacona on August 23, Cartier again met the Hurons, but found their "show of joy" and their numbers worrisome, and decided not to build his settlement there.
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 Jacques Cartier Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Ready to sail back to France in early May 1536, Cartier decided to kidnap Donnacona so that he may personally tell the tale of a country further north, called Saguenay, that was said to be full of gold, rubies and other treasures.
This time, any thoughts of finding a passage to the Orient was forgotten and the goal was to find the Kingdom of Saguenay and its riches and also to establish a permanent settlement along the Saint Lawrence River.
Anchoring at Stadacona on August 23, 1541, Cartier met the Hurons but found their "show of joy" and their numbers worrisome and decided not to build his settlement there.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Jacques_Cartier   (1502 words)

  
 Tourist Region: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
With a river so wide it could be a lake, a lake so immense it could be an inland sea, and a majestic fjord, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region abounds in attractions and breathtaking panoramic views.
Parc national des Monts-Valins is known for its mountains that rise above 900 m (2,950 ft.), its spectacular views, its rivers and its numerous bodies of water.
Discover the spectacular beauty of the Saguenay Fjord (the second longest in North America) at the Parc national du Saguenay, which is an integral part of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
www.bonjourquebec.com /anglais/regions/saguenay.html   (411 words)

  
 Saguenay : An exceptional fjord! - Discoverers
From then on, the Saguenay aroused the curiosity of the eventual explorers.
This river is between high mountains of bare stone, where there is little soil, where a large number of trees grow in spite of this, and several species, that grow on the said bare stone as if on good soil" 1
Located at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Saint-Lawrence River, Tadoussac served as a meeting and trading place with the various numerous Amerindian communities.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Fjord/english/h_discoverers_e.html   (418 words)

  
 Fellowship French Missions - Region: Saguenay/Lac St-Jean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Cartier called the region, "The Kingdom of the Saguenay" and some 6 years later, Pierre Chauvin arrived and established the first fur trading post in North America (1600) at present day Tadoussac.
For 200 years fur trading was the focus of the region, but eventually the "kingdom" was colonized and gradually industrialized with great pulp and paper, hydroelectric and aluminum factories dotting the landscape of the upper Saguenay.
Within the last several years there was a failed attempt to establish a new church plant in Chicoutimi Nord, on the north side of the Saguenay River.
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 Fjord of the Saguenay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
However, the fjord at the outlet of the Saguenay River in Quebec possess some special characteristics.
Also, the fjord itself and the waters at the meeting place of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers have been given a special protected status.
Whale-watching is a major industry at the mouth of the Saguenay.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Trails/1551/saguenay.htm   (308 words)

  
 A Merged History of Canada and The United States: Page 2, 1492-1598 - ExploreNorth
Cartier captured two Indians who became a source of information about the river, telling him of a wealthy kingdom of Saguenay.
The purpose of this voyage was to conquer the (Indian) Kingdom of Saguenay and claim the territory for France.
The mission was aborted when Saguenay could not be found.
www.explorenorth.com /library/history/bl-bjones3-15.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Saguenay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Saguenay refers to:the city of Saguenay, Quebec;the Saguenay River;the region of the Saguenay (see Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean);the legendary Kingdom of the Saguenay.
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 The Most Beautiful Villages of Québec - L'Anse-Saint-Jean
Tucked in the hollow of a magnificent valley, nestled in the natural bay of the confines of the St. Jean River and the majestic fjord of the Saguenay, Anse-Saint-Jean displays its charms between capes that preside over a splendid view.
Today the village offers a variety of activities: panoramic vistas, sailing in the harbour, kayaking in the ocean, short and long hikes along the capes of the Saguenay Park overlooking the fjord, horseback riding, salmon, trout, and smelt fishing, a microbrewery, and in October, an art symposium (Villages en couleurs).
From the incredible panoramic lookouts, to the Great Falls, which can be seen from east of the village, to the White Mountains (13 km return), many attractions make the trip worthwhile.
www.beauxvillages.qc.ca /anglais/villages_a/anse_a.html   (810 words)

  
 Saguenay on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Saguenay was first visited (1535) by Cartier, and Champlain explored its lower reaches in 1603.
For more than three centuries it was a route traveled by explorers, missionaries, and fur traders; later it became a major lumber transportation route and the approach to noted hunting and fishing areas.
Excursions up the Saguenay by steamer from Quebec have long been a tourist attraction.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Saguenay.asp   (472 words)

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