Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ship Wreck



Today's picture shows a rather peculiar shipwreck. It is a canadian ship making a gold shipment, and the accident occurred in 1910. The ship was travelling in heave fog at high tide and rammed into the rocks. Momentum of the ship carried it forward into the precarious position. Then the tide went out, and the ship was left completely out of the water. Amazingly, the ship was salvaged and put back into service.

4 comments:

  1. I like how the guys are standing there like, "yep..."

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  2. Was this near the Bay of Fundy? That place has some tremendous tides. Talk about your embarrassing predicaments...

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  3. It certainly does bring to mind the phrase "high and dry," which is, after all, based in this sort of reality. A friend's sailboat was picked up from an anchorage at the TX/LA border during hurricane Ike, carried two miles inland over three tree lines, and deposited in a cane field. The prop shaft was bent somewhat, but after a heavy-lift helicopter carried them back to the ICW and they got a tow to the only working boatyard left in the area, they were fine.

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  4. I'm surprised it didn't break its back. They don't make 'em like that any more!

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