Built in 1875 and recently restored to full working order, the boat lift is an ingenious contraption for moving boats between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal (which is 15 m higher). Boats are manouvred into tanks which are raised or lowered to the correct level where they can continue their journey.
The Strépy-Thieu boat lift (French: L'ascenseur funiculaire de Strépy-Thieu) lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of 73.15 metres (240.0 ft) between the upstream and downstream reaches, it is the tallest boat lift in the world, and will remain so until the Three Gorges dam boat lift in China is finished.
Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House
Built in 1922 by a traveling salesman and marine enthusiast, this landlocked boat on the city's east side has never seen the water, although the Milwaukee River flows enticingly nearby. The "boat" is roughly 65 ft long with a beam of 18 ft....
The purpose of the bunker was to construct U-boats (submarines). The 9 parts of the specific U-boat, U-boat XXI, were already finished. In the bunker they would put all the parts together and then a complete U-boat would leave the bunker.
The bunker is built next to the Weser, the plan was to dig a channel to the bunker so the U-boat could easily get in and out, they never had the ...
It is so cool when things are happening as the satellite passes by. Here is a boat (a big boat) going through a (small) drawbridge. This is the Brightman Bridge on the Fall river about 44 miles south of Boston. Look at all the cars backed up on both sides of the drawbridge.
The building of the U-boat bunker started in January 1941 and in September 1941 the first boat, U-372, used the first ready pen. The U-boat bunker at Brest was 333 metres wide, 192 metres long and roughly 17 metres high. The area covered was a record 52,000 square metres. The bunker was actually two structures, the first consisting of 13 pens, A to E and 1 to 8, the second of pens 9 and 10. The...
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