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GIANT 150ft Iceberg Is Floating Past Canada, And It’s 50ft Bigger Than The One That Sank Titanic

Towering over the waves like an ice colossus, it dwarfs the remote Newfoundland town below.

And this enormous iceberg, one of the first of the season to float into ‘iceberg alley,’ has turned the small town of Ferryland into a sudden tourist spot.

Photographers, both amateur and professional, caused traffic jams along the Southern Shore highway over Easter weekend as hundreds jostled to see the hulking mountain of ice.

The area of Canada’s east coast by Newfoundland and Labrador is known as Iceberg Alley due to the large number of the 10,000-year-old glacial giants which drift down from the arctic each spring.

The iceberg, which has taken up residence just outside Ferryland, is thought to be about 150ft high - more than 50ft higher than the one which the Titanic struck in 1912

Photographers, both amateur and professional, caused traffic jams along the Southern Shore highway over Easter weekend as hundreds jostled to see the hulking mountain of ice
Photographers, both amateur and professional, caused traffic jams along the Southern Shore highway over Easter weekend as hundreds jostled to see the hulking mountain of ice
The huge iceberg has turned Ferryland into a sudden tourist spot. The iceberg's proximity to the town can be seen above
The huge iceberg has turned Ferryland into a sudden tourist spot. The iceberg’s proximity to the town can be seen above

‘When they come in along the shoreline, and go grounded, we are very happy about that,’ he said.

As many as 616 icebergs have moved into the shipping lanes so far this year, compared to 687 in the whole of 2016.

Strong anti-clockwise winds and the effects of global warming are being blamed for the high numbers, as chunks of the Greenland ice sheet have been breaking off at a quicker rate.

Icebergs are so plentiful around Newfoundland that Canadians make their own spirits with chunks of the frozen mountains – Iceberg Vodka, Iceberg Gin and Iceberg Rum, as well as Iceberg Beer. 

Typically 90 per cent of an iceberg’s mass is underwater, with just the tip protruding above the surface, meaning many run aground and are locked in place when they drift into shallow water towards the coast
Typically 90 per cent of an iceberg’s mass is underwater, with just the tip protruding above the surface, meaning many run aground and are locked in place when they drift into shallow water towards the coast

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