The Coast of Nova Scotia, New England, New York, Jersey, The Gulph and River of St. Lawrence, The Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John, Anticosti, Sable & c. and soundings thereof; Published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, under the authority of the Right Hon. the Lords Commissioners of the Admirality, by J. F. DesBarres, Esq, Nov, 1780. Archives and Special Collections, University of New Brunswick
Onboard the Algoport as they passed through an October, 2003 storm off the west end of Anticosti Island, where the St. Lawrence River meets the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The forecast called for 15 - 25 knot winds but mother nature surprised the forecasters and crew with winds reaching 45 - 55 knots sustained and gusts to 60 knots. As the ship ran for cover waves gradually increased, some even reaching about 35 feet.
Iles de la Madeleine / Magdalens Islands: This archipelago of a dozen islands (only seven inhabited) is located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, about 60 miles from Prince Edward Island, 125 miles from the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, and over 700 miles from Montreal. Six of the islands are connected with long, thin sand dunes, and a single highway--route 199.