- Floods are not ironically filthy fun pools. They are foul, garbage-filled, shit-containing rivers of poison. But it’s cute to watch the rats drown. Ditto hobos.
- Candlelight for romance is awesome. Candlelight for reading sucks hard.
Earthquake damage at Department of Energy, Washington DC – submitted anonymously
International Mercantile Marine Company American Line , ca. 1906; The Fleet: S.S. Haverford and Merion – GALAXYofImages » Ships and Watercraft
Charles R. Knight – Snake-necked Elasmosaurus; Elasmosaurus platyurus.
Discovered in the Niobrara Group of the Cretaceous. Restoration by Osborn and Knight. (From painting in American Museum of Natural History.) — Century Magazine/Volume 55/Issue 1/Strange Creatures of the Past
more: The Niobrara Chalk Formation at DinoData.
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One of the most magnificent flying boats ever built, Pan American Martin 130
Youngest of the glorious three, she was assigned – together with her sisterships, the China Clipper and Philippine Clipper, – for mail and passenger service over the Pacific, from San Francisco Bay to Manila and Southern China. Three flying boats offered luxurious accommodation to 36 “day” or 18 “night” passengers.
Converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3), and was also the U.S. Navy’s first electrically propelled ship, named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American aviation pioneer. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by dive bombers of the Japanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts. see also: Aerial photo
above – Crewmen of USS Vandalia at their camp in Apia, Upolu, Samoa shortly after their ship was wrecked in the storm. 43 souls lost.
The USS Vandalia was a screw sloop in the United States Navy. She was laid down at the Massachusetts Boston Navy Yard in 1872 and commissioned there on 10 January 1876.
Tore her bottom out upon the reef on 16 March. Vandalia struck at about noon and sank until her decks were completely awash, forcing her crew to scramble into the rigging.
The blast occurred today in 1968, and if you happen to search for images of the explosion online you will probably not find the one (shown here).
What you will find is many photos of the Licorne burst from Mururoa Atoll, 1970.
But they are all wrongly attributed. How do we know? See here.
And if you’re inclined, you can watch a film of the Canopus explosion here.
Fangataufa is permanently uninhabited. It is classified as a Common Military Zone. The zone includes the lagoon areas enclosed by the atoll and by baselines linking the closet points emerging from the reef on both sides of the channel. Entry is prohibited without authorization.
Clipper ship Comet of New York: in a hurricane off Bermuda on her voyage from New York to San Francisco, California, October 1852. A Three-masted miss the fuck out of yousailing ship, it keeled over port side in high seas.
Hurricane Irene Preparations – Mystic Seaport spent August 27 getting the vessels and grounds ready for Hurricane Irene. 18 photos
I Cefalopodi! – Neapolitan Cephalopods
BibliOdyssey: “Adolf Naef (1883-1949) was a Swiss zoologist and palaeontologist, famous for his work on cephalopods and systematics… MORE »
Through to the Pacific; full size – Currier & Ives, 1870
Steamer Rose Standish, operating between Boston, Hull & Hingham, 1864 (full size advert)
storm sirens from sisterwolf
Logistical challenges of floating libertarian paradises Deep Sea News
Two views of Eskimo umiak – David Cranz: The History of Greenland; 1767
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