Monthly Archives: August 2011

World iceberg capital turns frozen blocks to cold, hard cash

“Twillingate is obsessed with icebergs. The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists flock to visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Twillingate, Newfoundland.

Canadian town makes money out of icebergs

“The people of the eastern Canadian fishing town of Twillingate are obsessed with icebergs. The town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists are willing to shell out their incomes to visit this small fishing community in May and June when the season for the cold goliaths is booming. Icebergs also help keep Twillingate’s economy alive after the local cod fishing industry was shut down. Brandy Yanchyk visited the town to find out how it is cashing in on its icy visitors.”