Watercraft

Roquefavour Aqueduct

This is the absolutely stunning Roquefavour aqueduct, which carries water from the Durance over this valley in France. Built between 1841 and 1847, this incredible stone structure is a massive 83 metres tall. There’s lots more stats and a good…

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Thursday, 8th December 2005

Iowa Class Battleships

The last battleships ever built by the United States are known as “Iowa class” and were named after the states of Missouri, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Iowa. The four ships were built in the 1940s and between them have served…

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Friday, 25th November 2005

Big Blue Norwegian Boat

Yet another kind of Norwegian boat. This time, a great whopping blue cruise ship, which by my measurements (bear in mind that this was my thumb and forefinger), is about 220 metres long. Who can identify this one?

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

Speeding Norwegian Seafaring Vessels

After the rather sedate 15 knot top-speed of the Christian Radich, here’s a couple of slightly more sprightly Norwegian vessels. Firstly, a boat that surely must be going seriously fast to create such a huge wake. It also appears to…

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

The Christian Radich

This is the Christian Radich, a 62 metre full-rigged Norwegian sailing ship moored in her home port of Oslo. Launched in 1937, she served in WWII and to this day still embarks on transatlantic voyages. You can also charter her…

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

SS Palo Alto

Originally built for WWI (although not completed before the war ended), the SS Palo Alto is an oil tanker unusually built using concrete. After sitting in dock for years doing nothing Palo Alto was permanently grounded at Seacliff State Beach…

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Wednesday, 16th November 2005

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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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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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