Behold the Great Blue Berg


Sep 20, 2000
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Found some rather interesting web sites recently while pursuing the above. The three following links all have some remarkable photos of icebergs in various guises, including the mysterious "Blue":

http://www.edv.agrar.tu-muenchen.de/dvs/kraft/iceberg/color.htm

http://matthew.mumford.com/photosAnt.htm

http://www.greenland4u.dk/iluphoto_eng.htm

Anybody know what happened to Provincial Airlines' photo gallery? They used to have a stunning set of very high resolution berg images, then "poof!" Gone, apparently.

Cheers,
John
 

Inger Sheil

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Lol! As John pulls a blue berg out of his hat...

I've got a certain fondness for the bergs photographed down south by Ponting, Hurley et al. Photogenic critters, some of 'em...rather remind me of that Herman Melville poem about a ship striking one and going down admist a glorious blazon of the berg's beautiful points.
 
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Matt Garrett

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It would be interesting if someone could find the berg that the Titanic hit. But that would probably be impossible.
 

Dave Gittins

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Matt, the berg had melted away within a week or three after the sinking. They just drift south into warmer waters and that's the end of them.

Even in 1912, nobody could identify the berg wot dunnit. I've got about eight photos taken at the time and they are all different. Recently a photo was found of a berg seen near the floating bodies of the Titanic victims. This at least has the merit of being about the right shape to agree with the very limited evidence from eye-witnesses on the night. I wouldn't bet on it, even so. The whole story is at https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/articles/iceberg_pfeifer.shtml
 

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