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Maritime Image of the Day: Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland

PortandTerminal.com, May 19, 2020

FERRYLAND, NEWFOUNDLAND – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a spectacular photo of a 150-foot iceberg passing through Iceberg Alley near Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada on May 15th. The photo was posted on social media by Diane @Zegdie.

Iceberg Alley refers to a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean that goes from the Arctic to Newfoundland that is famous for the number of icebergs that pass through it.

It’s said that most of the icebergs seen off Newfoundland and Labrador come from the glaciers of western Greenland, while the rest come from glaciers in Canada’s Arctic. Their sheer size is stunning and of course, 90 percent of it is below the water.

It should come as no surprise that it is in this region that the Titanic famously hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, 1912. They also present a hazard to the offshore oil platforms in the region.

Map of Newfoundland coast
MAP CREDIT: The Economist

Here a are a few more shots including a full size view of today’s “Maritime Image of the Day”

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as Canada’s “Iceberg Alley,” near Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as Canada’s “Iceberg Alley,” near Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo: @zegdie
Iceberg by colourful wooden houses.
Iceberg Alley – Photo: Terrence Classen/Alamy
iceberg near rocky shore. boats. Lighthouse
Iceberg Alley – Photo: Rick Austino2/ Public Domain

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