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|USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) is the seventh of eight Kilauea-class ammunition ships, currently in service with the Military Sealift Command. It is the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and is named for Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide logistic support to US Navy ships at sea. |
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|Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet, 3,285 m) is a glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascades of Washington State in the United States about 30 miles (50km) due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County. It is also easily visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley just across the Canadian border to the north, and especially from the communities of ...||11/07/2006||973|
|221b Baker Street. Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and his colleague John H. Watson, M.D., spent many years at this address in London, England, under the rent of Mrs. Hudson.||10/27/2005||889|
|Operation Crossroads was an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted by the United States in the summer of 1946. The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 21 kilotons: ABLE detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 m) on 1 July 1946; BAKER detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on 25 July 1946. A third planned burst, CHARLIE, was scrubbed after BAKER presented more radi...||09/29/2006||1,170|
|Cockatoo Island is an island in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The island was originally used as a prison and later developed as a shipyard. Many naval ships were built and maintained at Cockatoo Island Dockyard. The shipyard was closed during the 1980s. In late March 2005 the island was re-opened to the public for the Cockatoo Island Festival, after two and a half years of planning.||11/03/2007||1,457|
|Also known as Bouvetoya Island, this island was in the movie AvP as the site of the Predator's pyramid. The location in the movie (according to their satellite images) of the island is incorrect. I'm working on another image overlay for their island location.||12/15/2005||845|
|The island shown here is Pitcairn Island, the island on which the sailors from the British ship HMS Bounty settled after their mutiny in 1790. High cliffs surround most of the island, making access difficult—likely a primary reason the mutineers chose Pitcairn. The center of the island is green, covered with a dense forest. The island’s only inhabitants (descendants of the Bounty mutineers and ...||08/02/2006||1,572|
|Mocha is a small island in the western Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. The island is approximately 48 square kilometers in area, with a small chain of mountain running north-south. It was regularly visited by pirates from Netherlands and England. Francis Drake and Oliver Van Noort are known to have used the island as a supply base. The island today is home to the Mocha Island National Reserve...||12/04/2005||715|
|It's situated about 13 km South-west of the island of Elba Island and Corsica |
Only few people live there (about 10 people).
It's name Pianosa beacuse it's all nearly flat.
Its greater elevation from the sea is in fact only 29 meters with an average of 15-20 mt.
The all island is included in the National Park Arcipelago Toscano. It's forbidden to go by boat, and ...
|Candlemas Island is a small uninhabited island in the South Sandwich Islands at 57°05′S 26°39′W. It lies about two miles from Vindication Island, separated by the Nelson Channel.|
On the northwest flank of the island is an active stratovolcano, Lucifer Hill, that showed signs of activity in 1911 and glowing lava flows during 1953–1954. Mount Andromeda and Mount Perseus...
|This Brazilian island, situated nearby Itanhaem beach, is the largest natural snakepit of the world where lives Bothrops insularis (Jararaca-ilhoa), the most poisonous snake of the genus. This species lives on the trees of the island. This island is also known as Island of the Snakes and the disembarkation is not advised due to the high number of snakes. ||06/26/2006||641|
|City Island is a small island and is located in the borough of The Bronx in NYC. It is about 1.5 miles long and about 5 or 6 blocks wide, depending on where on the island you are. It has the charm of an old New England fishing town and hardly any crime to boot.|
Editor's note: NY Hidden Treasure Alert: There are also some great old-time restaurants on the island. You can't miss 'em -- ...