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Canadian Port: Introduction to St. Lawrence (nf) Port

Port St. Lawrence Map

The location of the Port of St. Lawrence is shown on the map.

St. Lawrence (st.lawrence, nf) geographical longitude: -55.395229, latitude: 46.925167. One of the major ports on the Canada Line

St. Lawrence is located in the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Canada. The bay stretches from the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in the west to the Strait of Belle Isle in the north and Cabot Strait in the south. The Gulf of St. Lawrence connects to the St. Lawrence River and becomes an important waterway from Canada's hinterland to the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of ​​238,000 square kilometers. The average water depth is 127 meters and the maximum water depth is 572 meters. The bay was formed after subsidence occurred during geological tectonic movements. Therefore, the bay is winding and has many reefs and shoals, which is not conducive to navigation. Located at a high latitude, the temperature has obvious seasonal changes. In winter, the temperature drops below -20°C, and the water temperature of the bay is about -1.6°C, which is completely frozen. In summer, the water temperature in the bay rises to 11°C, and the ice in the bay begins to thaw at the end of May. Seawater and drifting ice from the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans pour into the bay, forming counterclockwise currents in the bay and leaking out through the Cabot Strait. The bay is characterized by a large number of ice floes.

St. Lawrence is an important maritime port in Canada. There are 165 ports in Canada, including 12 major ports, namely: Calgary (calgary), Montreal (montreal, qc), Port Rupert ( prince rupert), vancouver, bc, winnipeg, halifax, toronto, on, edmonton, ottawa, on Regina (regina), saskatoon (saskatoon), hamilton (hamilton, on) port.

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