The Cape May Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the second world war as a protected route to avoid German submarines operating off Cape May Point and to become part of the Intracoastal Waterway System (ICW). The canal extends about three miles from Cape May Harbor to the Delaware Bay.
The cape's lighthouse
Construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1772, and the structure rises 144 meters in height above the cape.
The cape is a popular tourist attraction, and the site features a monument with a crucifix bearing an inscription Portuguese:
Here, where the land ends and the sea begins...(Luis de Camões)
The eastern and western shores of the bay are very rocky and even mountainous; in places large cliffs plunge into deep water. The northern shore, however, is defined by a very long, curving, sandy beach. This sandy, northern perimeter of the bay is the start of the area known as the Cape Flats; one can see the large expanses of wind-blown sand in the photograph. The bay is 30 kilometres wide at...
The railroad that operated to Cape Cod was part of the
New York, New Haven & Hartford. It went all the way to Provincetown. Except for short lines and tourist railroads, there isn't much left except a rich heritage. Ride the route of the railroad all around Cape Cod. Based on a 1955 Employee Timetable.
Cape Isabel & Cape Inscription are two members of the Cape I class of Ro-Ro cargo ships in service with the Military Sealift Command as part of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). Both ships were laid down at Bath Iron Works in the mid 1970's as commercial cargo ships and served in those trades until they were both sold to MARAD in the mid 1980's and converted for US Navy use.
The Cape Range National Park comprises tranquil beaches, rugged ranges and magnificent canyons and is situated on the western side of the North West Cape.
Shothole canyon road winds along the bottom of shothole canyon.
On to the Cape Prior and Cape Prioriño positions to see the remains of the two-gun 15-in batteries and the four 6-in batteries. Each position also had an AA battery of four 10.5 cm Vickers guns in a monolithic concrete structure. These batteries had all the guns removed and were in a vandalized state. The 15-in guns had unfenced wells, and one could enter them by going down steps or slopes to s...
Of the four volcanoes included among the archipelago that make up the Cape Verde Republic in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa, small Fugo Island is the tallest and most active. The entire island is nothing more than a towering stratovolcano, rising 2,829 meters (9,281 feet) and topped by an 8-kilometer caldera. In 1995, after a more than 40 years of quiet, the volcano erupted, sp...
Originally built in 1797 and reconstructed in 1857, Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is the oldest, highest, and most important lighthouse on Cape Cod. The first light was from whale oil, then lard oil, then kerosene, then electricity in 1932. Automated since 1986, it is still a functioning U.S. Coast Guard light. Locally it is known as Highland Light yet on maritime charts it is officially named C...
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