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The town of Perce with its famous rock is one of the most scenic areas of North America. Perce Rock was first noted by Europeans when Jacques Cartier wrote of discovering a "pierced rock". The red-roofed house in the scene once belonged to Frederick James, a noted American painter.

Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island offshore comprise a national park known as Parc de I'le Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce. Bonaventure Island is home and sanctuary to over 250,000 birds, of which about 76,000 are gannets clustered in one of the largest, most accessible colonies in the world.

Apologies for this distant and undramatic view of Perce Rock. It has been much photographed and I could not do it justice under the weather and lighting conditions, so I concentrated on the cliffs and Cap Canon.

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  • Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-09-18
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-10-05 10:40
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