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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Narrows, St. John’s, Newfoundland”

PortandTerminal.com, March 16, 2020

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” is of The Narrows, in St. John’s Newfoundland on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

The Narrows, is the only passage from the Atlantic Ocean to St. John’s Harbour, Newfoundland, and is bordered north and south by steep rock walls. At its narrowest point near Chain Rock, the passage into the harbor is just 200 feet wide. During World War II a steel mesh net was installed across The Narrows to prevent enemy submarines from entering the harbor.

The Narrows is the only passage from the Atlantic Ocean into St. John’s Harbour

It’s through The Narrows that cruise and cargo ships need to pass in order to call on the Port of St. John’s. As you might imagine, it takes a very skilled captain to navigate large ships through the Narrows, a feat known as “threading the eye of the needle”.

Cruise ship “threading the eye of the needle” through The Narrows in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Photographer: Rob Canning

Black and white portrait of bearded man in parka standing by camera on a tripod
Photographer Rob Caning

Photographer Rob Canning a native-born Newfoundlander, who now calls Halifax, Nova Scotia home. Canning, who has been an active photographer since 2013, specialises in portrait photography and landscapes of his beloved Canadian Maritime region.

Check out his stunning portfolio by clicking here.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in his portfolio:

Abandoned fish houses on the shore
Photo: Rob Caning
Man in orange uniform steering a small pontoon watercraft though rough Atlantic waters. Fog and rocky cliffs in background
Photo: Rob Caning
Aerial view of rocky Atlantic cliffs
Photo: Rob Caning

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