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In Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley, Bergs Threaten Ships & Attract Torusits

Hundreds of icebergs have drifted into major shipping lanes off Newfoundland, forcing ships to go far out of their way to steer clear of the massive ice mountains. “It’s the only place in the world where icebergs intersect in a … Continue reading

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Has the Blue Whale Exploded Yet?

Update: CNN is now reporting that there are three dead blue whales on nearby beaches in Newfoundland. Thanks to Phil Leon for the heads-up. In case you missed the news, a dead 25m (81ft) blue whale has drifted ashore on the … Continue reading

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Another Container Ship Cracking – MSC Monterey Anchored off Newfoundland

MSC Monterey, a 4,892 TEU container ship, was bound from the Belgium port of Antwerp to Newark, NJ, but diverted to Newfoundland after cracks in her hull were discovered. The ship is now at anchor south of Newfoundland, near Trepassey … Continue reading

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Edmund ‘Ned’ Cabot, Boston Brahmin Scion and Avid Yachtsman, Drowns off Newfoundland

Sad news. Dr. Edmund ‘Ned’ Cabot, 69, a retired surgeon and a lifelong sailor, drowned on Saturday off the coast of Newfoundland when his sloop  Cielita was knocked down by a “rogue wave” and he was lost overboard. Edmund ‘Ned’ Cabot, Boston … Continue reading

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Sail this summer on the Picton Castle

The barque Picton Castle, known for its around the world voyages, is offering cruises this summer sailing around Newfoundland. It sounds fantastic. Sail Around Newfoundland Starkly stunning coastline. Incredible whales, seabirds and maybe even icebergs. Hospitable folks in big towns and small outport … Continue reading

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