Watercraft

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was the last of the extreme clippers, built in 1869 to transport tea from China. Probably the most famous ship in the world, the Cutty Sark was this morning severely damaged by a large fire, which police…

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Monday, 21st May 2007

Manatees

Congregating by this water outlet in West Palm Beach is a whole herd of Florida Manatees, a highly intelligent species of aquatic mammals, also known as Sea Cows. The water outlet is actually from an adjacent power plant, and Manatees…

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Friday, 4th May 2007

Underwater Explosion?

Could these be the waves from an underwater explosion? Found in a lagoon in Acapulco, the circular waves could be caused by any number of different events. However, the waves are about 8m peak to peak, and still can be…

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Tuesday, 1st May 2007

Ships in the Desert

We previously featured the dying Aral Sea back in January 2006, but since then much of the area has been updated with high resolution satellite imagery. Which means we can now see several ships, abandoned in the middle of a…

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Friday, 20th April 2007

The Mystery of the World’s Largest Wooden Ship

In 2001 the Radisson Hotels & Resorts chain built a huge ship next to one of their hotels in Kuwait, and they called it the Al-Hashemi-II. They issued a press release at the time, claiming that at 83.7 metres long,…

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Friday, 20th April 2007

Keeping Up With The Joneses Part 4

Welcome to the fourth in our irregular series “Keeping Up With The Joneses”, where we feature communities around the globe who are trying to to get one-up on their neighbours. The requirement for social acceptance in this South Texan town…

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Tuesday, 27th March 2007

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

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