Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the outlet of North American Great Lakes via Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. The gulf is actually a semienclosed sea that covers an area of nearly 236,000 km2 (91,000 ml2). This unique waterway contains around 35,000 km3 (8,400 ml3) of water, resulting in an average depth of 148 m (486 ft).
Perce Rock ("Rocher Perce", on the above photo) is a huge rock formation (reddish-gold limestone and shale) located on the Gaspe Peninsula's tip. It is considered one of St Lawrence Gulf's (and Quebec's) natural icons and is a major tourist attraction in the region. The "Pierced Island" is linked to the mainland by a sandbar. The town of Perce is on Perce Bay. The famous reef is approx 800 m from the town's centre, where smaller-sized ships can be moored.
- St Lawrence Gulf borders to the north with Labrador Peninsula, to the east with Newfoundland Island, to the south with Nova Scotia Peninsula, and to the west with Gaspe Peninsula, New Brunswick, and Quebec. Largest islands in the Gulf are Anticosti, Prince Edward Island, Magdalen Islands (Quebec), Cape Breton Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France).
- Besides St Lawrence River, major rivers that empty into the Gulf are Miramichi, Natashquan, Romaine, Restigouche, Margaree, and Humber,
- The Gulf's branches include the bays Chaleur, Fortune, Miramichi, St George's, also Bay of Islands and the Northumberland Strait.
- The list of national parks / Canadian Government-protected areas along the Gulf includes Forillon National Park (Gaspe Peninsula), Prince Edward Island National Park, Kouchibouguac National Park (New Brunswick), Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland) National Park Reserve (Cote-Nord, Quebec).
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence River was first sailed by an European in 1534 - by the French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) who claimed the current-day Canada's territory for France. He named it "The Country of Canadas", after the indigenous word for "settlement" / "village". At just about the same time, Basques came to frequent the region for whale-hunting and trade with First Nations people of modern-day Quebec and the rest of the Atlantic provinces. They left vestiges of presence in many locations - graveyards, furnaces, docks, etc.
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6 October, 2018
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