Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Rapsody in Blue
Around 90% of the volume of an iceberg is under water which leads to the expression, "tip of the iceberg" generally applying to hidden trouble. This icy mass mass can be very hard and can easily damage sheet metal. Icebergs are therefore very hazardous to shipping. The most famous sinking from an iceberg collision was the destruction of the RMS Titanic on April 14th, 1912 off the south coast of Newfoundland.