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Collision locations around Newfoundland. Click picture for more.

Iceberg Alley

"Iceberg Alley" is an area from Baffin Bay (where icebergs enter the water from the massive glaciers on the west coast of Greenland) down to the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. That's because there are so many of them, and that's where the bergs enter the shipping lanes.

A database of ship collisions with icebergs concentrates on collisions in this North Atlantic area, but also includes a few incidents further north, around Greenland, and in the fiords of Alaska.

Now listing over 560 incidents from 1810 to the present, the database focuses on incidents of ships striking icebergs - including the smaller categories of growlers and bergy bits.

All attempts are made to make the list as accurate as possible, but sometimes it is unclear whether a "piece of ice" is a small iceberg or an ice floe.

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Arctic Library: Ice, Icebergs, Glaciers
Boats/Ships, Arctic, Iceberg Source Map
Arctic Maps & Weather Reports
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Glaciers, Boats & Ships

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