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10 Interesting Facts About Shawinigan

Facts About Shawinigan

Facts About Shawinigan In 1651, the Jesuit priest Buteaux was the first European known to have travelled up the Saint-Maurice River to this river’s first set of great falls. The name Shawinigan has had numerous spellings over time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane. It may mean “south portage”, “portage of beeches”, “angular portage”, […]