Ode to Newfoundland Fog

*Hundreds, if not thousands of fishing vessels, merchant ships, passenger liners and warships have met their doom along the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador for the last few hundred years. One of the most infamous places in Newfoundland is Cape Race. Not to be confused with the lighthouse but rather a series of jagged rocks protruding out of the waters of the Atlantic ocean just off the coast. Below is a quote from the Edge of Avalon site,

As happy as mariners have always been to sight Cape Race, the area also has a tragic history of shipwrecks. Thick fog, ice, hidden rocks and strong currents all contribute to the hazard. Between 1866 and 1904, ninety-four ships were lost at or near Cape Race, with a total loss of over 2000 lives. 

https://edgeofavalon.ca/cape-race/#:~:text=As%20happy%20as%20mariners%20have,loss%20of%20over%202000%20lives.

3 thoughts on “Ode to Newfoundland Fog

    1. Newfoundland is famous or infamous, depending on your view, for its fog. Personally, I’ve always been fascinated by it’s mysteriousness. I don’t know how many fellow Newfoundlanders hold this same opinion lol

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