Submarine Grave Discovery Propels New York Explorers’ Movie Bid

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By Anna Edgerton June 10 (Bloomberg) -- A team of New York-based explorers took Helen Cashell Baldwin out in their research vessel off the coast of Key West, Florida last summer. More than 600 feet below lay the wreckage of a World War II submarine -- the final resting place of her father and 41 fellow sailors. Baldwin, 78, threw a rose into the water and whispered her … [Read more...]

Ship Photo Of The Week – S/S Ayrfield, The Floating Forest

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On the south bank of the Parramatta River, 16 kilometers west of Sydney, is Homebush Bay. Established in the 1800s the area served various purposes until 1970 when the Australian government leased the bay to private companies looking for a spot to break-up old ships. The S/S Ayrfield, a steel-hulled, single screw, steam collier of 1140 tonnes and 79.1m in length, arrived in … [Read more...]

Is This a Sonar Image of Amelia Earhart’s Plane?

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A grainy sonar image taken just offshore a remote south Pacific island could reveal the remains of Amelia Earhart's plane, according to a group of experts with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been searching for the answer to one of history's great mysteries. TIGHAR this week released details of a recent expedition to the island … [Read more...]

Historic Sea Forts of England

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Historic Sea Forts An armada of sea forts were built during World War II specifically designed to repel smaller aircraft flying in to attack Great Britain. Each fort consisted of a cluster of smaller units arrayed in a group. Each group had one spotlight tower and the rest of the units had guns mounted all around to give maximum coverage. Each fort was connected by bridges to … [Read more...]

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 37 Years Ago Today

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Today marks the 37th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes freighter that sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior resulting in the loss of all 29 of its crew.  Today, the November 10, 1975 sinking remains the Great Lakes regions most famous and mysterious maritime disaster.  To learn more about her story, just listen above to the lyrics … [Read more...]

Nuclear Tsunami Video | First Hand Account

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53vDnNPiA4 Let me just say that Pat Bradley is lucky to be able to recount anything these days. That's because in the 1950's he was a cameraman in charge of photographing the US military's atomic bomb tests in the Pacific and was, apparently, the man behind this classic "huge atomic bomb explosion" video.  The original has received millions of … [Read more...]