Mas­sive ice­berg grounded

Tow­er­ing at­trac­tion in 120-me­tre deep wa­ter off New­found­land

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

Pho­tos of spec­tac­u­lar ice­bergs on so­cial me­dia are draw­ing visi­tors from all over the world to New­found­land and Labrador.

Bob Cur­rie of Dis­cov­ery Sea Ad­ven­tures in Bon­av­ista says there are three mas­sive bergs near the town that can be reached by boat, in­clud­ing one grounded in 120 me­tres of wa­ter. There have also been reg­u­lar sight­ings far­ther north near Twill­ingate and St. An­thony, and south to­ward St. John’s.

He says pack ice meant a slow start to the boat tour sea­son but the trade-off is gi­ant ice sculp­tures. In April, the U.S. Coast Guard In­ter­na­tional Ice Pa­trol said strong winds helped pull about 673 ice­bergs into North At­lantic ship­ping lanes.

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A tour boat cruises pass an ice­berg off the coast of Bon­av­ista, N.L. in this un­dated hand­out im­age. Pho­tos of spec­tac­u­lar ice­bergs on so­cial me­dia are draw­ing visi­tors from all over the world to New­found­land and Labrador.

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