Iceberg Alley
Ilka Bauer

In spring and early summer, the southern coast of Labrador and eastern coast of Newfoundland offer
a spectacular sight. Visit places like Battle Harbour,
St. Anthony, Twillingate, or Cape Spear, then sit on shore or go out by boat to watch icebergs calved from Greenland glaciers traveling south on the Labrador Current. If you are lucky, you may see some whales as well.

The locals use the ice for water, vodka, and beer, and while icebergs melt as they travel south, some are carried far enough to interfere with trans-Atlantic shipping lanes. In April 1912, one of them collided with the Titanic 400 miles south of Newfoundland.

Today, icebergs are carefully monitored, and you can follow them on-line to help plan your visit. 

For further information about Island Illustrators, 
contact Marcia Semenoff (President) at 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


 Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, BC V9B 1B3



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