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The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 24, 2015

At about 5:02 pm on Monday, November 18, 1929, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Laurentian Continental Slope about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland. The water there is about 7,000 feet deep. The earthquake was felt as far away as New York, Bermuda, and Montreal.

McMurdo Sound

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 14, 2014

McMurdo Sound (approximately 35 miles long and 30 miles wide) connects the Ross Sea to the north to the Ross Ice Shelf on the coast of Antarctica due south of New Zealand. This body of water, frequently ice-covered, was discovered by Captain…

Funding dispute won’t derail Panama Canal project

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 24, 2014

There was too much to lose for the contractor handling the Panama Canal expansion project to quit the job, said Manual Benitez, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) deputy administrator. “Nobody walks off a project this advanced,” Benitez said at the SMC3 Jump Start conference in Atlanta last week.