Islands

Hawaiian Volcanoes

The Hawaiian Islands are at the end of a chain of volcanoes that began to form more than 70 million years ago. Each Hawaiian island is made of at least one volcano, and the island of Hawai`i, the southernmost of…

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Monday, 20th June 2005

Coeur d’Alene Golf Course

This 15,000 sq. ft. island is the floating green of hole 14 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s golf course in Idaho. The island is automatically moved daily so the distance to the pin varies between 100-175 yards (it’s always a…

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Wednesday, 18th May 2005

French Frigate Shoals

Updated To the West of Hawaii there’s the French Frigate Shoals, which look a lot like a Giant Pacific Alien Dolphin Thing. The dolphin shape is actually a number of small islands, one of which has been enlarged to create…

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Thursday, 28th April 2005

Crater Lake

Oregon’s spectacular Crater Lake is (at its deepest) 1,932 feet deep — the deepest lake in the United States. The lake is in a volcanic caldera that was formed 6900 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Bermuda

Out in the Atlantic Ocean is a small patch of high-res photos where you’ll find the island of Bermuda, an internally self-governing island overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Reader Patrick pointed out a Cruise Liner docked to the East…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California. It was formerly used as a military stockade and later as a maximum security prison (just like in the A-Team). Today, the island is a historic site supervised…

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Friday, 8th April 2005
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