Gobeil River
Physical characteristics
 • locationSainte-Félicité, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec (Garneau township), L'Islet Regional County Municipality, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec, Canada
 • coordinates47°00′12″N 69°54′55″W / 47.00333°N 69.91528°W / 47.00333; -69.91528
 • elevation408 metres (1,339 ft)
 • location
Big Black River (Saint John River) (said « Grande Rivière Noire » in Québec), Aroostook County, North Maine Woods, Maine, United States
 • coordinates
46°53′50″N 69°45′50″W / 46.89722°N 69.76389°W / 46.89722; -69.76389
 • elevation
272 metres (892 ft)
Length17.7 kilometres (11.0 mi)

The Gobeil River is a tributary of the Big Black River (Saint John River), flowing through:

The upper part of the sub-catchment of the "River Gobeil" is accessible by route 216; other parties in the Quebec by the road of Rang Saint-Camille, the Rosario route, the road of the rank of Moreau and road of Double rank.


The "River Gobeil" rises to the Northwest of the route 216, in the canton of Garneau in the Northeastern part of the municipality of Sainte-Félicité, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec. This source is located at:

From its source, the "River Gobeil" flows over 17.7 kilometres (11.0 mi), according to the following segments:

Higher Courses of the river Gobeil (flowing in Quebec on 14.9 kilometres (9.3 mi))

Lower course of the river Gobeil (flowing at Maine on 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi))

River Gobeil empties into a river bend on the North bank of the Big Black River (Saint John River) in the Township T14 R16 WELS in Aroostook County in Maine, the United States.

This confluence is located:

From the confluence of the "River Gobeil," the Big Black River (Saint John River) flows Southeast and East to the West bank of Saint John River. The latest flows to the East then to Northeast, crossing the Maine, then East and Southeast through the New Brunswick. Finally, the current flows on the North bank of the Bay of Fundy which opens to the Southwest on the Atlantic Ocean.


The term "Gobeil" is a French original family surname.

The toponym "Gobeil River" was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Places Names Board).[2]


  1. ^ River Segments measured from the Atlas. Canada (posted), Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada
  2. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec (Québec Places Names Board) – Banque de noms de lieux (place names bank) – Toponym: "Gobeil River"


See also

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