Massive icebergs draw hundreds to Newfoundland town

Updated On Apr 19, 2017 03:15 PM IST

A towering iceberg floating off Newfoundland's east coast is drawing dozens of people to the small shoreline. The massive iceberg has become a star attraction in Ferryland, where cars were backed up bumper to bumper as curious onlookers tried to get a glimpse of it.

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Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as ‘Iceberg Alley’, near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada. (Jody Martin / Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 03:15 PM IST

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as ‘Iceberg Alley’, near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada. (Jody Martin / Reuters)

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The Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers - professional or amateur - pulled up to snap the hulking ice mountain. (Greg Locke / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers - professional or amateur - pulled up to snap the hulking ice mountain. (Greg Locke / REUTERS)

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Icebergs famously hold most of their mass underwater, with just the tip of the iceberg protruding - meaning that many run aground when they veer near the coast. (Jody Martin / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Icebergs famously hold most of their mass underwater, with just the tip of the iceberg protruding - meaning that many run aground when they veer near the coast. (Jody Martin / REUTERS)

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The view of the iceberg from Ferryland on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The view of the iceberg from Ferryland on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore. (REUTERS)

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The icebergs are often locked into sea ice, which can last until late spring or early summer, but this one looks like it has grounded and could remain in place, Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told The Canadian Press. (Jody Martin / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 03:15 PM IST

The icebergs are often locked into sea ice, which can last until late spring or early summer, but this one looks like it has grounded and could remain in place, Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told The Canadian Press. (Jody Martin / REUTERS)

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The iceberg has moved slightly and broken apart since first appearing, but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. (Jody Martin / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The iceberg has moved slightly and broken apart since first appearing, but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. (Jody Martin / REUTERS)

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People have been stopping to see the iceberg which first appeared last week on the Southern Shore. REUTERS/Greg Locke (Greg Locke / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 03:15 PM IST

People have been stopping to see the iceberg which first appeared last week on the Southern Shore. REUTERS/Greg Locke (Greg Locke / REUTERS)

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