Talk:Bay of Fundy

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Where can you find the tides listing in data form?


Tidal electrical power generationEdit

This section is heavily biased towards one position, and it doesn't cite sources.

Pigs herded into the Bay to feedEdit

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OK. I know that this will be deleted by the powers that be, but I hope that someone will see this and maybe help. Sometime, roughly 20, 25 years ago, I read a piece in a newspaper about the Bay of Fundy. The gist of the article was that local farmers would herd their pigs onto the low tide area of the Bay and let them feed on the stuff that was left after the water receded. Then, the pigs would have to scurry to higher land when the tide came back in. Because of their diet and exercise that they received, these pigs produced very lean bacon. I told this story to my wife at the time and she laughed for hours on end. I know to a mortal certainity that I read this somewhere, but I've never been able to track it down. Does anyone else ever remember reading this? If so, email me at and let me know that I'm not crazy. Thanks. JB (User:

The quest for world tidal dominanceEdit

I just wanted to say that I loved the "The quest for world tidal dominance..." paragraph. It absolutely cracked me up, and I was glad to see it. Sometimes, the quest for pure NPOV drains all the life and humor out of an article (the 1911 Britannica certainly wouldn't pass Wikipedia's standards), and whoever wrote this deserves kudos for adding a light touch without sacrificing encyclopedic quality. CSWarren 10:21, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

What kind of caption is this?Edit

The caption under the second picture (of a boat and dock on the bay of Fundy) currently reads: Thass pretty Maritimey rayt therr

How much water ?Edit

Only 200 million m³ ? Just 1 km³ is 1 billion m³.

Etymology of "Fundy"Edit

The article states: "The name "Fundy" is thought to date back to the 16th century when the Portuguese referred to the bay as "Rio Fundo" or "deep river"."

Could we provide a source for this? From my understanding -- and I think that the toponomical column that used to run in Canadian Geographic is where I first ran into the etymology of Fundy -- the name "Fundy" is a corruption of "fendu", the French word meaning "split", as in "Cape Split", located dead-smack in the middle of the Bay. The use of "la baie du cap fendu" (The bay of the split cape) would have been adopted by the English settlers as Bay of Fendu, but ultimately pronounced "Fundy" due to the absence of the nasal "en" and the "u" sounds in English. Zapallon 17:18, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

"Fondo" is not a Portuguese word. In Portuguese you can have "fundo" (deep) or "funil" (funnel).


So I've come across a map [1] dated 1719 that shows what is now the Minas Basin as "Bay Fouxdy". I've no idea what Fouxdy means, but it does seem to mean something - perhaps referring to foxes? - in older English as seen in :

BU T, as a Huntfman going out to hawk,

And finds two Filberds growing on one flalk ;

The one he cracks, and, finding it not fouxdy

Fancies the other fo, that's on the ground.

(Found here, [2], dated mid-18th century). Although I wonder if it might also actually be Souxdy, as the script for s was different, and looked like an f at times - as in Huntfman. So, I'm not sure what this means for the etymology of the word "Fundy" but at least on paper, it seems pretty close... Help in investigating this would be worthwhile!! Thanks!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zapallon (talkcontribs) 16:29, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

REQUEST for Metric range conversion to US StandardEdit

there are those who cannot interpret metric figures, myself included, it would help to see some numbers i can make sense of. Murakumo-Elite 10:32, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

big mistake correctedEdit

There are a little over six hours between high and low tide, not between high tides. (Lived near the Bay all my life.) --OldCommentator (talk) 12:34, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

please add coordinates under the main pictureEdit

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Unacceptable removal of contentEdit

A user has recently removed geological content and the entire geology section with no explanation. It is not inappropriate to add such content in articles about water bodies. For example, see Red Sea, Gulf of Suez or Gulf of Aqaba. Volcanoguy 17:42, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Geology is covered in Fundy Basin which is linked from the lead. Per WP:CONTENTFORKING it can't be in both. It would make sense to merge Fundy Basin to Bay of Fundy since both articles are not too long. --Cornellier (talk) 13:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Electricity generating: new project fundedEdit

In the news: Nova Scotia issues permits for new tidal energy projects in the Bay of Fundy. Probably too early to update article, but worth keeping an eye on. --Cornellier (talk) 19:23, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

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