I am afraid the International Ice Patrol disagrees with you:NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL PURE SPECULATIVE NONSENSE.
The current here was moving SE., evidently the southern edge of an eddy where the cold and warm water meet just before straightening out to the ENE.
Attention is invited to the curled appearance of the isotherms in the vicinity of 42° 00' north, 49° 00' west, which indicates a large vortex in process at that place and time, and is simply another illustration of the tendency of oceanic circulation to proceed in eddy-like formations which may be pictured as typical occurrences forming and dissipating in this particular region south of the Grand Banks where water masses are subject to intense, transformations.
Being unable to do anything in the way of locating bergs, I put in the time determining the limits of cold and warm water and calculating the strength of the currents. We found that the southern edge of cold water crossed meridian 50 just north of parallel 42, 'running thence nearly southeast until it crossed parallel 41, when it rapidly curved eastward and northward, crossing parallel 41 again in longitude 47° 40', and parallel 42 in longitude 47° 50'.
Large and rapid changes in the currents are constantly taking place due to differences of temperature and of salinity, to winds,
tides, and other causes.
It will be seen from our previous experiences that the effects of the currents were most irregular, being, at times, diametrically opposite in directions with no apparent reasons.
The slob ice coming from the north apparently had followed the east edge of the Bank as far south as latitude 45°, when it ran almost due south. At latitude 43° 40' it struck the current running northeast and eddied around with it, melting rapidly as it came in contact with the warmer water. This phenomenon absolutely corroborates the observations I made last year as to the movements of the currents in this vicinity, the ribbon of slob ice marking the eddy as plainly as could be done with a piece or chalk on a blackboard.
And if I were you, Sam, I would have avoided putting such statements in all caps on the subject that you have no expertise whatsoever, I mean just not to look silly later.