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Aerial View of Point Pelee / Vue aérienne de la Pointe-Pelée

Title (Fre)

Vue aérienne de la Pointe-Pelée


ca 1941


Black and white aerial view of Point Pelee in Leamington; farmland, trees and beach areas are all visible in the photograph; the land is jutting out in a triangular shape into Lake Erie which occupies three sides of the photograph


Shore currents are strong and dangerous in the vicinity of Point Pelee. The shape and position of the point are continually changing under the influence of erosion. Shifting winds are responsible for the building up of first one side and then the other of this most southerly point of the Canadian mainland. A considerable portion of Point Pelee National Park, which embraces much of the peninsula, is of almost pure sand structure.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


Aerial views / Vues aériennes

Beaches / Plages

Lake Erie / Lac Érié

Lakes & ponds / Lacs et étangs

Leamington (Ont.)

National parks & reserves / Parcs nationaux et réserves

Point Pelee (Ont.)

Point Pelee National Park (Ont.) / Parc national du Canada de la Pointe-Pelée (Ont.)

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