This station was intended for the Transatlantic service in correspondence with a similar station at Glace Bay in Nova Scotia.
The service was, however, interrupted in August 1909 by a fire, which destroyed part of the Glace Bay station, but was re-established in April 1910.
In the main chain the two longest are both 94 m., the Mer de Glace at Chamonix and the Gorner at Zermatt.
Bourrit, Description des glacieres, glaciers, et amas de glace du duche de Savoye (1773, Eng.
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Broad, is fed by 26 tributaries, 20 of which are each greater than the!Mer de Glace, and pushes its bergs into the sea from ice cliffs almost 2 m.