Maritime

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...

Chilling Remains of the Mar Sem Fim

April 7th, 2012 started just like every other day for the 76-ft. Brazilian research vessel Mar Sem Fim ("Endless Sea"). Unfortunately the vessel would...

Bouvet: One of the Most Remote Islands in the World

In 1739 a French captain named Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Named for the French...

The Disappearing Aral Sea

Over one hundred ships are mysteriously abandoned in this desert in central Asia. You rub your eyes, but it's not an optical illusion; no...

Ultimate Remote Tourist Destination: Tristan da Cunha

If you wanted to get away from it all, where would you go? Previously Sometimes Interesting featured Bouvet Island, the most remote island in...

Texas City Disaster: Deadliest Industrial Accident in U.S. History

Across the bay from Galveston in Texas is Texas City, a busy port with convenient access to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. In...