Atlantic Ocean

Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...

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...
Monte-Palace-Hotel-Sao-Miguel-Azores-palace-in-the-clouds

Azorean Palace in the Clouds

Atop a dormant volcano in the Azores, the remnants of the abandoned Monte Palace Hotel slowly disappear behind vegetation.  In the late 1980s this hotel...
Montserrat

Plymouth, Montserrat: Pompeii of the Caribbean

For centuries, the Georgian-era town of Plymouth served as the main port for Montserrat, a part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies....

Sanatorio de Abona: Abandoned Leper Colony of Tenerife

The Canary Islands are well-known for their warm weather and water sports. Largest and most populous of the islands is Tenerife, which offers hiking...