Sunday, April 03, 2016

L'Anse aux Meadows to Stormy Point

Here's a dozen distance/direction quotes culled from the online stories:

National Geographic (Mar 31): "hundreds of miles south of"
New York Times (Mar 31): "about 300 miles south of"
Huffington Post (Apr 1): "about 300 miles further south than"
Daily Mail (Apr 1): "400 miles (643km) south west of"
Canada Journal (Apr 1): "300 miles (480km) south of"
Gossip Monthly (Apr 1): "about 600 km south of"
CTV News (Apr 1): "approximately 500 kilometres from"
The Telegram (Apr 1): "almost 500 km south of"
The Register (Apr 1): "300km away from"
Digital Journal (Apr 1): "about 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of"
Canadian Press (Apr 1): "about 600 kilometres from"
The Japan Times (Apr 2): "about 700 kilometers (430 miles) away"

To give credit to Digital Journal's Karen Graham, she added "on the south-west coast". My measurement in Google Earth is 501.13 km at a heading of 214.96°, which corresponds (roughly) to southwest by south (SW by S = 213.75°).

Wikipedia now sports an entry on Point Rosee: "approximately 600 kilometres (370 mi) south of L'Anse aux Meadows". I'm curious how long it will take before it mentions Stormy Point.

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