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St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Ice

Les Glaces

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. Ice Marker
Inscription. Captions, clockwise from the top left. (English / French):

Pack Ice, frozen sea water up to 70 cm (27in.) thick, can be present in the waters off St. John’s from February through April. The worst conditions occur in February/March. / La banquise, une agglomération de glace de mer pouvant atteindre 70 cm (27 po) d’épaisseur dérive au large de Saint-Jean entre février et avril. C’est en févirer et en mars que les conditions sont les plus difficiles.

In 1983/84, 2,200 icebergs reached the waters off St. John’s. / En 1983-1984, quelque 2 200 icebergs ont atteint les eaux au large de Saint-Jean.

”Slob Ice: Thick slush mixed with small pieces of ice. / Neige fondante épaisse mèlée à des morceaux de glace.
”Bergy Bits” Small Icebergs. / Petits icebergs.
”Growlers” Icebergs that are particularly dangerous because of their low profile and instability. / Ces iceberg sont très dangereux parce quills son instables et prequel invisibles.

Greenland glaciers produce up to 40,000 icebergs annually. An average to 370 drift as far south as St. John’s, but most remain offshore. A “typical” iceberg is 30m (100 feet) high, weighing 204,000 tonnes. Only one-eighth of an iceberg appears above water. / Les glaciers du Groënland
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. Ice Marker
produisent autour de 40 000 icebergs par an. En moyenne, 370 icebergs dérivent jusqu’a` Saint-Jean, mais la plupart demeurent au large. Un iceberg topic mesure 30 m (100 pi) de haut et pèse 204 000 tonnes. Seul le huitième de la masse d’un iceberg est visible audessus de l’eau.

View from Queen’s Battery, early 1900’s. / Panorama depuis la Batterie de la Reine, au début des années 1900.

View from Signal Hill, 1884. / Panorama depuis Signal Hill en 1884.
 
Location. 47° 34.187′ N, 52° 40.92′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker can be reached from Signal Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swiling (here, next to this marker); Fishery (here, next to this marker); Noon Day Gun (a few steps from this marker); Cabot Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); 1892: The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Signal Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Peacetime Use (within shouting distance of this marker); Transatlantic Radio Signals (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
 
More about this marker.
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2014
3. Iceberg
This marker is found at the Atlantic Ocean overlook in Signal Hill National Historic Site.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Iceberg image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2014
4. Iceberg
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2014
5. Iceberg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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