Transport: Ice Southward

The Empress of Australia, which carried the King and Queen of England to Canada last month, got them to Quebec two days late because of icebergs and fog. If Their Majesties had crossed last week, they would have been held up longer, for the bergs were crowding thicker into the North Atlantic shipping lanes. The International Ice Patrol reported no fewer than 800—more than in any year since 1912, when one of the 1,019 icebergs sighted that year sank the Titanic.

One of the ice-monsters reported by a patrol commander last week—or rather, the one-ninth of it visible above water—was 135 ft....

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