Churchill Falls


Churchill Falls

geographical name

Definition of CHURCHILL FALLS

waterfall 245 feet (75 m) high Canada in W Labrador in Churchill River

Variants of CHURCHILL FALLS

Churchill Falls or formerly Grand Falls

Churchill Falls

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Part of a series of cataracts and rapids on the Churchill River, Newfoundland, Canada. The falls drop 245 ft (75 m) and are 200 ft (60 m) wide. They power one of Canada's largest hydroelectric stations. Visited in 1839 by John McLean of the Hudson's Bay Company, the cataracts were called Grand Falls until 1965, when both falls and river were renamed for Winston Churchill, who died that year.

Variants of CHURCHILL FALLS

Churchill Falls formerly Grand Falls

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