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Mohawk word meaning "big waterway" which is the Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent), a large west-to-east flowing river, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Traversing the province of Quebec, it passes Montreal, Trois-Rivières, and Quebec City before draining into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the largest estuary in the world. It runs 3,058 kilometers (1,900 miles) from the furthest headwater to the mouth. Its drainage area, which includes the Great Lakes and hence the world's largest system of fresh water lakes, has a size of 1.03 million km². The average discharge at the mouth is 10,400 m³/s. (Ref: Wikipedia)


Kaniatarowanenneh Sunrise, From Petite Rivière St-François, Charlevoix, Québec, Canada.



"Nature has a way of arranging her own effects of chiaroscuro but for every viewpoint there will be a short period when everything is at its very best."

(Kenneth Denton)



The word fleuve means a large river, which runs to the ocean or sea. There is no word in English that distinguishes this type of a river from others, and thus is appropriately translated by river. (Ref: Wikipedia)


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Taken on August 18, 2006