Maritime

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...

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...

The Ellen Austin Encounter

One of the more fascinating oceanic tales is that of the strange encounter between the Ellen Austin and an abandoned vessel found adrift near the...
World Discoverer ship wreck

Shipwrecked: World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship World Discoverer slowly rusts. Built in...

Nothing Goes Wrong on Palmerston Island

This New Zealand protectorate is one of the most isolated communities in the world. Palmerston Island is the westernmost islet of a coral atoll...

Sealand: Smallest Country in the World

Considered more of a principality, the micronation of Sealand is located on an old British World War II radar platform. It was a Maunsell...