St. Lawrence Gulf

St. Lawrence Gulf
   The first authenticated voyage to the gulf is that of Jacques Cartier, in 1534. In his second voyage, of 1535-1536, Cartier made further discoveries. On Aug. 10, 1535, he sailed into what is now known as Pillage Bay, on the Labrador coast of the gulf. As this was the feast of St. Lawrence, he named the bay Baye Sainct Laurens. Since then the name has gradually spread until it embraces the whole gulf, and the great river that empties its waters there.
   Bib.: Dawson, The St. Lawrence Basin.

The makers of Canada. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saint Lawrence, Gulf of — Deep gulf of the Atlantic Ocean off eastern Canada. It has an area of about 60,000 sq mi (155,000 sq km). It touches the shores of half of the provinces of Canada, providing a gateway to the interior of the entire North American continent. Its… …   Universalium

  • Saint Lawrence,Gulf of — Saint Lawrence (sānt), Gulf of An arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off southeast Canada bordered by New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Quebec. It is connected with the Atlantic by Cabot Strait and the Straits of Canso and Belle Isle …   Universalium

  • St. Lawrence, Gulf of — inlet of the Atlantic E Canada …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Gulf of St. Lawrence — • Vicariate erected 12 September, 1905, and formed from the prefecture Apostolic of the same name organized 29 May, 1882 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gulf of St. Lawrence     Gulf of St. Lawrence …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gulf of Oman — The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (Arabic: خليج عُمان‎ Ḫalīdj ʾUmān; alternatively known as خليج مکران , Ḫalīdj Makrān; in Persian: دریای عمان Daryā ye Ommān, or دریای پارس Daryā ye Pārs) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Mexico — The Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective Earth s oceans (World Ocean) Arctic Ocean Atlanti …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of California — For the book by John Steinbeck, see The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Coordinates: 28°0′N 112°0′W / 28°N 112°W / 28; 1 …   Wikipedia

  • gulf — gulflike, adj. gulfy, adj. /gulf/, n. 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education. 4. something that engulfs or swallows up. v.t. 5. to… …   Universalium

  • Lawrence — /lawr euhns, lor /, n. 1. D(avid) H(erbert), 1885 1930, English novelist. 2. Ernest O(rlando), 1901 58, U.S. physicist: inventor of the cyclotron; Nobel prize 1939. 3. Gertrude, 1901? 52, English actress. 4. Jacob, born 1917, U.S. painter and… …   Universalium

  • Gulf of Saint Lawrence — (French: golfe du Saint Laurent ), the world s largest estuary, is the outlet of North America s Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean.The river flows into the gulf through the Jacques Cartier Strait between the Côte… …   Wikipedia