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OAS seaname Detail for Gulf of St. Lawrence

seanames_id:68
Seaname:Gulf of St. Lawrence
Sea code:24
Definition:The limits of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, situated in Canada, between the coasts of Quebec, Labrador, Island of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, are the following: On the North: From position 50 Degrees 18 Minutes N - 64 Degrees 30 Minutes W, on the southern coast of Quebec, eastward, along this coast and the southern coast of Labrador, to Elijah Point (52 Degrees 13 Minutes 03 Seconds N - 55 Degrees 37 Minutes 20 Seconds W), the eastern extremity of Cape St. Charles. On the East: A line joining Elijah Point southeastward to Northeast Ledge (rocks at 52 Degrees 02 Minutes N - 55 Degrees 16 Minutes W) ; thence from Northeast Ledge southward, through the eastern extremity of Belle Isle, to Cape Bauld (51 Degrees 38 Minutes 25 Seconds N - 55 Degrees 25 Minutes 35 Seconds W), the northern extremity of Island of Newfoundland (the common limit with the Labrador Sea, see 1.15); thence from Cape Bauld southwestward, along the western coast of Island of Newfoundland, to thence a line joining Channel Head southwestward to Long Point (46 Degrees 51 Minutes N - 60 Degrees 18 Minutes 10 Seconds W, formerly Cape Egmont), on the northeastern coast of Cape Breton Island; thence from Long Point southwestward, along the western coast of this island, to Low Point (45 Degrees 43 Minutes N - 61 Degrees 28 Minutes W), on the southern coast thereof; and thence a line joining Low Point southwestward to North Canso Light (45 Degrees 41 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 61 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds W), on the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia. On the South and the West: From North Canso Light westward and northward, along the northern coast of Nova Scotia and the eastern coast of New Brunswick, to position 49 Degrees 03 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 64 Degrees 30 Minutes W, on the northeastern coast of New Brunswick; and thence a line joining this position northward, along the meridian of 64 Degrees 30 Minutes W, to position 50 Degrees 18 Minutes N -64 Degrees 30 Minutes W, on the southern coast of Quebec, including the whole of Ile d Minutes Anticosti within the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
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Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00