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The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada, with additional stations along the North Coast and Aleutian Islands of Alaska, in addition to the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. Approximately 6,000 kilometres (3,600 miles) long, it was set up to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold War, and provide early warning of any sea-and-land invasion from 1957-1993.

March 1, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
A recent shock of earthquake was felt on Tuesday morning last, about four o’clock, at Valcartier, distant about 18 miles to the north-west of this city. It was accompanied by a rumbling noise resembling that of distant thunders.

March 2, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle