Lake Pohenegamook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lake Pohenegamook
Lac-pohenegamook2.jpg
Location Pohénégamook, Témiscouata Regional County Municipality, Quebec,
Coordinates 47°29′17″N 69°16′05″W / 47.48806°N 69.26806°W / 47.48806; -69.26806Coordinates: 47°29′17″N 69°16′05″W / 47.48806°N 69.26806°W / 47.48806; -69.26806
Primary inflows Rivière Boucanée
Primary outflows Saint Francis River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 9.1 km (5.7 mi)
Surface elevation 202 m (663 ft)

Lake Pohenegamook (Lac Pohénégamook) is a Canadian lake located in Temiscouata Regional County Municipality (MRC), in administrative region of Bas-Saint-Laurent, in southeastern Quebec immediately north of the International Boundary with Maine at Aroostook County. It is the source of the Saint Francis River.

Geography[edit]

Oriented north-south, the lake is nestled in a valley in the Notre Dame Mountains, part of the Appalachian Range. Route 289 runs along the southern and western shores through the municipality of Pohénégamook - an amalgamation of several villages.

The National Transcontinental Railway constructed its mainline from Winnipeg to Moncton along the western and southern shores in 1912 - today this line forms the mainline of CN Rail between Halifax and Montreal.

The community of Estcourt Station, Maine (the northernmost point in New England) is located immediately south of the CN railway line at the lake's southern shore.

Toponymy[edit]

The place name "Lake Pohenegamook" was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Names Board).[1]

See also[edit]

Media related to Category: Pohenegamook Lake at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]