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Big Hill, Québec


Prominence: 169 m, 554 ft

Elevation: 169 meters, 554 feet


Approx. Isolation: 86.79 km, 53.93 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 16' 46'' N; 61° 41' 39'' W
47.279334, -61.694288 (Dec Deg)
598748E 5237033N Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryCanada
State/ProvinceQuébec
County/Second Level RegionLes Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Highest Point)
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     2013-08-06 by Ben Lostracco

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Ile d'Entree a small all grassland Island (4km long X 2.5km wide) is the only community in the archipelago of Iles-de-la-Madeleine that is not attached by land or bridge. Today the Island is an Anglophone lobster fishing community with approx 126 people.
The western half, fenced-off with an electrified fence, is home to all the Hills.
The Highest Point on the Iles-de-la-Madeleine, lives up to its name "Big Hill" given by the locals. Most references puts the elevation at 174 meters, however the spot elevation on Quebec's Natural Resources Topographic Map (11N05-200-0102), 1CM = 200M with 10M contours, is given as 169M. All the entered data comes from these Maps.
The BM on the summit embedded in a concrete pedestal reads "Geodetic Survey of Canada", unfortunately without an elevation or reference number.
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Southwesterly view of Ile d'Entree as the ferry arrives at Iles-de-La-Madeleine, dominating L-R are Pig Hill, Cherry Hill and Big Hill (2013-08-04). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 169 m/554 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 169 m/554 ft
  Key Col: Gulf of Saint Lawrence    0 m/0 ft
Isolation86.79 km/53.93 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Jerome Mountain  (SE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Canadian Appalachians
Range4: Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians
Range5: Anticosti Island-Magdalen Islands
IslandÎle d'Entrée (Highest Point)
Topo Map 11 N/5 1:50,000
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Ben Lostracco.
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