Icebergs How far south


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What is the farthest south an iceberg or ice has even been sighted in the North Atlantic ?

How far south would Captain Smith have had to divert his course to avoid all possibilities of ice or icebergs in April , 1912 ?
 

Dave Gittins

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As of 14 April, the course on my web site would have done the trick.

http://users.senet.com.au/~gittins/timesaved.html

The ice later moved much further south. Here's something from a Canadian expert. As you can see, it's remotely possible to meet bergs in very unlikely places.

"Before some icebergs completely deteriorate they may travel many thousands of kilometers. Originating at around 75° north latitude in Baffin Bay, an iceberg may travel up to 4,000 km south to around 40° north latitude (800 km south of St. John's). Extremely unusual sightings in Bermuda and Ireland have occurred well outside of this normal limit."
 
Dec 3, 2005
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I've heard tall tales of fragments of ice floating near Rio de Janiero...at least, I assume that tropical icebergs can only be tall tales.
 

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