The New Student's Reference Work/St. Maurice River
Jump to navigation Jump to search
St. Mau′rice′ River, in Quebec, which runs from northwest to southeast, falling into the St. Lawrence. It rises at the height of land, is quickly swelled by the rivers along its course, and, when barely a few leagues from its source, is a majestic river, navigable in stretches of considerable length. Its total length in 369 miles and its average width 800 feet. Its chief tributaries are the Matawin, which carries down a great body of water, the Mekinac, the Bostonnais, the Croche near La Tuque and the Vermillion. The territory drained by the St. Maurice and its tributaries comprises about 16,000 square miles.