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International Space Sta...
2005-06-29 0:0:0
Description ISS011-E-07471 (28 May 2005) --- Sept-?les, Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 11 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). Seven Island Bay (left side of the image) is one of the largest (8?10 kilometers across) and best protected bays on Quebec?s north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Because this is both a deep water port and ice-free year round, Sept-?les is one of Quebec?s busiest ports. Locally produced materials (iron ore, alumina) comprise the bulk of port traffic, but Sept-?les also acts as a trans-shipment point for goods moving to Europe, the Far East and South America. The small city of Sept-?les (~30,000 people) appears in the center of the view; Pointe Noir is opposite the city in the lower left corner. The industrial park lies top left and the angled runways of the airport appear east of the city. Five (of the bay?s seven) islands appear at the bottom of the view. Wind and swells produce patterns on the water. Ships can be seen in the bay and a ship wake appears between the two left islands at the bottom of the view.
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