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Cap-Bon-Ami

Cap-Bon-Ami

Symbolizing the battle between land and sea, the Forillon cliffs rise in the distance.
  • Whale hunting

    Lithograph portraying whale hunting.

    This practice began in the 16th century in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In the 19th century, Gaspé was one of the only two Canadian ports from which whalers still headed out to hunt.

    At the time, whale blubber was melted to make oil, which was needed to light lamps and lighthouses.

    Whale baleen was also used to make umbrellas and ladies’ corsets.

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Cap-Bon-Ami

Symbolizing the battle between land and sea, the Forillon cliffs rise in the distance.
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