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Gaspé Peninsula

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Gaspésie

(gäspāzē`), tongue of land, E Que., Canada, between the estuary of the St. Lawrence River on the north and Chaleur Bay on the south, and extending eastward into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is c.150 mi (240 km) long and from 60 to 90 mi (97–145 km) broad. Its backbone is an extension of the Appalachian mountain system and is known in its highest part as the Shickshock Mts. Mt. Jacques Cartier, or Tabletop Mt. (4,160 ft/1,268 m), is the highest elevation in SE Canada. The interior of the peninsula is a mountain wilderness, completely forested, and with numerous mountain streams and lakes, offering excellent hunting and fishing. Copper is mined near Murdochville. Settlement is almost wholly confined to the coastal rim, where there is a succession of picturesque villages whose residents live by combining agriculture with fishing (chiefly cod) and lumbering. The inhabitants on the north and northeast are chiefly French Canadian, Acadian, Scottish, Irish, and English. The coast, with its combination of mountain and sea and its many bold headlands, is famed for its beauty. The chief towns are Gaspé, Matane, Percé, Chandler, and New Carlisle. Gaspesian Provincial Park is in the Shickshock Mts., and there are bird sanctuaries off the east coast. Jacques Cartier landed on the peninsula in 1534.
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On the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula sits the town of Perce and its famed rock--a cliff detached from the mainland, 438 metres long and 100 metres high.
and Mi%gmaq communities have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hydro-Quebec Distribution for a 150 MW wind energy project located in Quebec%s Gaspe Peninsula.
The Gaspe Property is located about 40 km WNW of Chandler on the Gaspe Peninsula, in Raudin Township.
Scientists more in the environmental than the chemical sciences report their research or review the literature on such matters as genetic ecotoxicology, modelling lead accumulation in the forest soils of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, the antioxidant response of farmed Oncorhynchus mykiss affected by proliferative kidney disease, the role of chronic toxicity evaluation of effluents in river basin management, and recent amphibian and reptile ecotoxicological research.
According to Wikipedia, Perce 'pierced' Rock, a major tourist attraction off the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, is one of the largest and most spectacular natural arches in the world.
4% of the sample, which is fairly consistent with the general situation in the Gaspe Peninsula.
Previously, the most northerly breeding records confirmed in Quebec came from the Saguenay area (Chicoutimi; 48[degrees] 25' N, 71[degrees] 03' W) in balsam fir- (Abies balsamea) white birch (Betula papyrifera) forest and on the Gaspe Peninsula (Amqui; 48[degrees] 28' N, 67[degrees] 25' W) in balsam fir-yellow birch (B.
Previous sampling campaigns along the shores of the Gaspe Peninsula showed higher relative frequencies of M.
Perce Rock is one of the biggest tourist attractions along the Gaspe Peninsula, even when there isn't anyone having sex on it.
The diocese of Quebec, which includes the eastern part of the province and the Gaspe peninsula, owns Bishopthorpe near the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City, said registrar and archivist James Sweeny.
Transcurrent faults and associated compressional structures affecting post-Middle Devonian rocks are recognized for the first time in the southern Gaspe Peninsula (Quebec).
Lawrence, the North Shore, the Gaspe Peninsula and Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean.