Gaspé Peninsula

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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.
Take the first track, for example, "Metis-Sur-Mer," which is on the Gaspe Peninsula where Ingram has summered.
But the alumina was trapped in Gaspe Peninsula clay: local industry had yet to figure out how to extract it.
This year's plans include several visits to The Hanover Theater, Newport Playhouse, and Colonial Theater as well as trips to the Gaspe Peninsula, Azores, Belgium, Costa Rica, Gettysburg, Panama, Tuscany, Cooperstown, Atlantic City and other destinations.
The Company has signed an option agreement with the property owner, Bertrand Brassard to acquire 100 per cent interest in the copper project located in the Gaspe Peninsula in the Province of Quebec.
The bulk of leases are located on the Gaspe Peninsula and Anticosti Island.
Most of the mining was done by a few sappers from Timmins, Ontario, who were used to hard rock mining, and some francophones from the Gaspe Peninsula. A precondition to joining the committee was knowledge of a foreign language.
Their research took them to 35 sites around the globe, including Port-au-port, Newfoundland, the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, the Channel Islands off the coast of France and Death Valley in California.
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.
Quebec-based Petrolia Corporation (Petrolia) (TSX-V: PEA), a company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas properties in Canada, has announced its commitment to the drilling phase of two wells on its interest in the Gaspe Peninsula.
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.
The primary and secondary sectors accounted for 24.4% of the sample, which is fairly consistent with the general situation in the Gaspe Peninsula. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups in terms of business profile.