Talk:Gulf of Saint Lawrence

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Most references I've seen describe the Saint Lawrence Estuary and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence as two different bodies of water, divided by Anticosti Island. See [1] as an example. Can someone local confirm or deny that the Gulf is considered part of the estuary? Kmusser 17:49, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

I am from "la Gaspésie", and I would believe that this type of division, for a local resident, is highly artificial. Locals call this body of water "la Mer" (the Sea), which generally extends to all the body of salt water in the region, including the Gulf and the Estuary, down to a good distance into the mainland.

Shouldn't the part after Ile Orleans be considered the estuary?Edit

That is where the water from the Great Lakes mix with seawater. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sega31098 (talkcontribs) 21:22, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Extent as an estuaryEdit

There's an unsourced claim in the article that the entire Gulf is an estuary. There's a hydrological definition of the extent of the Gulf qua Gulf, but it's far from clear that that defines it as an estuary. (My own guess is that most of the gulf looks more like marine bay, but I'll defer to any actual sources on this.) (talk) 22:52, 16 September 2013 (UTC)


Should it not be called Saint Lawrence Gulf instead? Many of the web results that say "Gulf of Saint Lawrence" refer to Wikipedia or its mirrors. Results from the federal and provincial governments are mixed. .edu domains show a preference for "of". The English language is silly. - Sweet Nightmares 20:04, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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The result of the move request was: Not moved, no compelling argument to do so Mike Cline (talk) 18:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Gulf of Saint LawrenceGulf of St. Lawrence – Official spelling per Geographical Names Board of Canada[]=13&sort-field=name G. Timothy Walton (talk) 16:05, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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