Daily Archives: Jun 27, 2011

Kolmanskop Namibia ghost town

Diamond in the Desert: Kolmanskop, Namibia

Once a thriving diamond-mining town, Kolmanskop is now abandoned, fighting a constant battle against the sandstorms and Mother Nature in the Namibian desert. Founded in...

The Story of the S.S. America

Plans for the S.S. America were laid down under the first Maritime Commission contract on August 22, 1938. The builder was to be the...