St. Shott’s is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Take a look below for 15 fun and amazing facts about St. Shott’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. It is notable for being the southernmost town in the province.
2. In the Canada 2016 Census, the town had a population of 66.
3. The town is notable due to the unusual number of shipwrecks which have accumulated in the waters off its coast over the last five centuries.
4. One such shipwreck is that of the Dutch Steamship “Anton van Driel”, which ran aground on a foggy day while returning from Nova Scotia to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
5. Of the 30 individuals on board, only three survived drowning after being rescued by a tugboat, and only one body was ever recovered, that of a man named Hajo de Jonge.
6. St. Shott’s is accessible by road via St. Shott’s Road, connecting the town with Route 10 (Irish Loop Drive).
7. St. Shott’s has an extremely water moderated subarctic climate (Dfc) at sea level, the second closest to the equator of its climate type in the Northern Hemisphere, behind the Kuril Islands.
8. Due to the moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador Current, extreme maxima and minima are very limited.
9. Summers are almost nonexistent, with temperatures above 70 °F (21.1 °C) being very rare, while winters being very mild by Canadian standards, can last half of the year or more some years, with very little snowfall.
10. Any snow that falls is usually melted by falling rain, and ends up either completely melted or as leftover slush.
11. Days with highs above 68 °F (20 °C) average 1.9, and with highs below 32 °F (0 °C) average 57.8.
12. The highest record snowfall was 10.2 inches (25.9 cm) and occurred on January 26th, 1987.
13. The highest recorded snow depth was 64.6 inches (164 cm) and occurred on March 14th, 1987.
14. Precipitation is very heavy year round at nearly 60 inches (152.4 cm).
15. The town had a population of 66 in the Canada 2016 Census, down -18.5% from 81 in the Canada 2011 Census.