Cutter suction dredge Mindi was built by Ellicot Machine Corporation in Baltimore at a cost of US$7 million, and was commissioned in 1943, operating by steam at the time. Between 1977 and 1979, it was refitted to operate with diesel and electricity. Dredge Mindi cuts and sucks material, pumps and deposits it through pipelines in disposal sites up to 10, 000 feet (3,048 m.) away. It is 400 feet ...
Set deep in the Cheshire countryside lies the Village of Daresbury; only a few minutes from Warrington. It is well known for its connection with Alice in Wonderland and author Lewis Carroll. At the centre of the Village is All Saints Church that was built around 1870, the first stone church was built on the same site around 1550. Inside this beautiful Church are the stained glass Lewis Carroll ...
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 ľ 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish-born British novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.
Captain Cook monument, Kurnell peninsula, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The place where Captain Cook first set foot on Australian soil. A place of great historic importance that has been allowed to be used as an industrial site, for landfill and sewage discharge.
The SS Minmi was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1927. It was 75 metres long, and displaced 1455 tons. The Minmi was a collier, carrying coal from Newcastle to Melbourne and returning empty. It was named either after the lower Hunter Valley town of Minmi, or the nearby Minmi Colliery.
On 8 May 1937 the Minmi left Melbourne for Newcastle under Captain Robert Clark Callum. The Minmi'...
Back in the mid-1700's, Captain James Cook made a variety of discoveries around the world including the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, he recorded the first circumnavigation of New Zealand.
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