Gulf of St Lawrence (Canada)

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East Coast USA and Canada New England


49.04614 N, -60.90116 W

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The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the outlet of North American Great Lakes via Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic. The gulf is actually a semienclosed sea that covers an area of nearly 236,000 sq.kilometres (91,000 sq.miles) and contains around 35,000 cubic kilometres (8,400 cu.miles) of water, resulting in an average depth 148 m (486 ft).

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence has provided important marine fishery for a variety of First Nations that lived on its shores and used gulf's waters for transportation. The first sailing by a European in its waters was that by the French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534. Cartier named the Saint Lawrence River's shores "The Country of Canadas", after the indigenous word which means "settlement" or "village", thus naming the 2nd largest country in the world. At just about the same time, Basques came to frequent the region for whale-hunting and trade with First Nations people of modern Canadian Quebec and Atlantic provinces. They left vestiges of presence in many locations - graveyards, furnaces, docks, etc.

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