St.-Pierre and Miquelon

Saint-Pierre, St Pierre and Miquelon

Ever since the Napoleonic era, a tiny slice of France has existed in North America. Just off of Newfoundland lie the French Overseas Territories of St.-Pierre and Miquelon islands, which were major smuggling entrepôts during Prohibition. The waters here are filled with old shipwrecks, while seal colonies and migrating whales are common sights. Miquelon, whose name is a remnant of Basque fishing days, is made up of two chunks of land connected by a tombolo.

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