National Geographic : 1949 Oct
© National (Geograp)hic Society 455 Ektachrome by Jolt E. 'letchcr Like a Phantom Ship Half-veiled in Mist, Perce Rock Breasts Blue Summer Seas Bright sun routs fog from the bold coastline at Perce village, on Gaspe Peninsula's eastern shore. The girls have climbed to a height called Peak of Dawn. Cliffs just below are the Three Sisters. Rocher Perce (Pierced Rock) gets its name from a natural arch cut through it by waves. Visitors can walk out to its 288-foot cliffs when low tide exposes the bar linking island and mainland. The bold landmark is a fossil treasury. One geologist estimated it contains more than four hundred million fossils of tiny, extinct marine animals. In the distance lies Bonaventure Island, its cliffs noisy with nesting gannets, gulls, kittiwakes, auks, and murres (page 459).