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Locmiquélic (Municipality, Morbihan, France)

Last modified: 2020-06-27 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Locmiquélic

The municipality of Locmiquélic (4,046 inhabitants in 2017; 358 ha; unofficial website) is located 2 km south-east of Lorient, across the Lorient Cove.
Locmiquélic is named for two Breton words, "loc", "a parish", and "miquelic", "Michael", probably referring to St. Michael's island, which is located in the middle of the cove. Locmiquélic was mentioend as Loc Michaellic in 1385, a name subsequently changed to Lomequely or Lomilquelo.

Locmiquélic originally depended on the primitive parish of Plouhinec. On 17 March 1447, Duke Peter of Brittany offerred the St. Catherine islet (rattached to the mainland since then) to the Order of St. Francis to oestablish a convent. Sacked in 1539 and 1625, the convent was transferred to Port-Louis in 1656. Locmiquélic subsequently depended on Riantec, being erected as a parish in 1907 and a municipality in 1919.

Ivan Sache, 25 March 2020

Port of Locmiquélic


Flag of the Port of Locmiquélic - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 March 2020

The port of Locmiquélic (presentation) is managed by Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan. established in 2012 by the Departmental Council of Morbihan.
The flag of the Port of Locmiquélic (photo) is white with the port's logo, which is the same as the logo of Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan, with appropriate writing. On the flag in actual use, the port is erroneously called "Port du Locmiquélic" instead of "Port de Locmiquélic.

Ivan Sache, 25 March 2020

Club Nautique des Minahouets de Locmiquélic

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Burgee and flag of CNML - Images by Ivan Sache, 24 March 2020

The inhabitants of Locmiquélic are called Minahouets, the Breton name of a tool used by carpenters working in the shipyards of the Royal Navy in Port-Louis. A "minahouet", made of box or oak wood, was used to coat cables and ropes in order to protect them from corrosion; such tools were already used in the Mediterranean basin in the 1st-2nd centuries.

The burgee of CNML (photo, photo, photo) is horizontally divided white-blue with the letters "CNML", counter-colored. The flag of CNML (photo, photo) features the burgee placed on a white field.

Ivan Sache, 24 March 2020