Jacques de Lesseps - A Gaspesian Tragedy
Jacques de Lesseps was a war hero, an international aviation pioneer and a celebrity. Yet, his tragic story on the Gaspe Coast has often been forgotten in the pages of our past.
In 1926 and 1927, de Lesseps photographed the Gaspe Coast often from very low altitudes and he was the first person to see the expansive beauty of the Coast from the air. He is credited with taking hundreds of breathtaking aerial photographs of the Gaspe and several of them were reproduced as postcards in the 1930s.
This is his fascinating story...