Anticosti


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Anticosti

(ăntĭkŏs`tē), low, flat island (1991 pop. 264), 135 mi (217 km) long and 10 to 30 mi (16–48 km) wide, E Que., Canada, at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island was discovered by Cartier in 1534. Louis XIV granted it to Jolliet as a reward for his discovery of the Mississippi. Jolliet's heirs held it until 1763, when it was annexed to Newfoundland (then a separate colony). It was returned to Canada in 1774 and was privately owned (1895–1926) until it was sold to Consolidated Bathurst, Inc., which promoted lumbering for pulpwood. Forest fires and transportation costs caused this enterprise to be shut down in 1972. The island is now known for its bountiful deer hunting.

Anticosti

an island of E Canada, in the Gulf of St Lawrence; part of Quebec. Area: 7881 sq. km (3043 sq. miles)
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The C4 sequence invasion sourced taxa from peripheral basins east of the Cincinnati region, such as the Scoto-Appalachian Basin and Anticosti Island, which is consistent with the dispersal path previously reconstructed for the brachiopod Plaesiomys (Wright & Stigall 2013).
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of Western Ontario) and Zhan (paleobiology and stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology) offer a survey of the Orthide and Billengsellide brachiopods of Anticosti Island in eastern Canada.
The Great Lakes waterway stretches 2,342 statute miles (3,770 kilometers) from Anticosti Island and the Atlantic seaboard to Duluth, Minnesota, and the most westerly tip of Lake Superior.
taugourdeaui occurs also in the same order on Anticosti Island (Achab 1989).
Early Silurian Trilobites of Anticosti Island, Quebec, Canada
Keats and his crew of four (his three brothers and son) were able to keep 75 per cent of 9,979 kilograms they landed in fishing zone 16A, 450 km away, off the eastern tip of Anticosti Island.
Captain Simcoe died of pneumonia on the 15th May 1759 off Anticosti Island on the way to Quebec.
Yellow birch, alias bronze, curly, or swamp birch," the inner voice went on, "geographic range centered on Lake Ontario, reaching south to Alabama and west to Minnesota with northern outlyers on Anticosti Island and southern Newfoundland; at maturity averaging 70 feet tall by two feet in diameter.
Having arrived late the previous night, it was my first chance to meet the other four chaps in camp who, like me, were there for the opening day of the whitetail season on Quebec's Anticosti Island.
The company is conducting most of its activities in the Gaspe area and on Anticosti Island.
In the famous Ordovician succession on western Anticosti Island in Quebec, the lowermost exposed strata are referred to the Vaureal and Ellis Bay formations, the total thickness of this mostly unexposed interval being more than 1 km.