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Wreckhouse Area, Codroy Valley, Western Newfoundland
Wreckhouse Area, Codroy Valley

The bold wall of the Long Range Mountains overlooks the Codroy Lowland along the Trans-Canada Highway just north of Port aux Basques. Valleys cut through the Long Range Mountains funnelling violent, gusty winds capable of overturning transport trucks, and in the past, trains which once passed here. A local resident, Lauchie McDougall, understood the conditions and provided warnings before the trains passed. His service is marked by a memorial at this spot.

For more landscape images, visit the Newfoundland and Labrador section of the Canadian Landscapes web site of the Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada.

Reproduced by permission of Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada. ©1987.
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