We appreciate the discussion by Rudolph Stea, because it brings to light new data of relevance to the late-glacial reconstruction of Atlantic Canada and presents lithologic data that was beyond the focus of our paper, which was a regional assessment based on seismic reflection data and cores. Lithologic analysis and till provenance interpretations were indeed one of the original cruise goals, and dedicated shipboard analysis was undertaken by regional experts: R. Stea, L. Dredge, and R. Mott. Lithologic interpretations completed at sea were valuable in a local sense, but initial assessment of the limited samples available did not appear to...

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