Today I learned of the 2014 Sewol Ferry Disaster in which 304 people died as the Captain was the first to escape the ship without giving any directives, trapping hundreds of students in the ship while it sank. youtube.com/watch?v=5_A8d…
There is collection of islands off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, that are actually French Territory. These islands, called Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, are one of the few time zones on earth that will force you to set your watch forward as you travel west from NL by ferry to reach it. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
In 1936 Robert Moses once decided to begin demolishing a ferry terminal in Astoria, Queens despite a 60 day moratorium on it's demolition. The ferry was still moving commuters across the East River when they started. Mayor La Guardia himself had to dispatch the police to halt the demolition. takeawalknewyork.com/blog…
The largest sea evacuation in history was on 9/11. The Coast Guard had let out an "all available vessels call", and almost 100 boats responded, ranging from tugboats to ferries to yachts. insh.world/history/the-gr…
Today I learned of the Chinese Poet, Li Bai. Considered the greatest poet in Chinese literature, a good chunk of his poems are dedicated to alcohol and drunkeness due to his rampant alcoholism. Legend has that he drowned after drunkenly trying to embrace the moon's reflection upon the river during a ferry-ride en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_…
The Hebridean Island of Lewis didn't have a Sunday Ferry service to the Scottish mainland until 2009. Although the ferry was met by protestors campaigning to keep the Sabbath holy it departed nearly full with travellers returning from the end of a music festival. theguardian.com/uk/2009/j…
Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music) was on a flight to Nairobi when a mentally ill passenger broke into the cockpit and attacked the pilots. During the struggle the plane dropped 12,000 feet in 25 seconds, which is the fastest rate of descent from which any civil aircraft has ever recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bry…
[] about Dingman's Ferry Bridge, the last privately owned toll bridge on the Delaware River. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
Today I learned about Hell Ships, ships that were used to ferry prisoners of war in brutal, oftentimes deadly conditions by Imperial Japan during WWII wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_s…
In the northernmost Canadian territory of Nunavut grocery store prices are so expensive that a 3.5L container of orange juice costs $26.29. Prices soar even higher in the winter when all food must be flown in and ferries are unable to operate. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/f…
Owning an electric car in Norway grants you free public parking, free ferry trips and the right to drive in bus lanes elbil.no/english/norwegia…
There was a train service between India and Sri Lanka, wherein passengers can purchase one single ticket to travel from Madras (now Chennai) to Colombo. They would have had to shift to a ferry for a quick hop across the 35 KM of Palk Strait. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
Today I learned about the "Herald of Free Enterprise," a ferry that capsized and killed 193 people because the crew forgot to close the bow doors. ship-disasters.com/passen…
There are Train Ferries, designed to carry railway vehicles. Some allow the trains to roll on and off directly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In addition to the timeless Manhatten, there are four additional classic cocktails named for the remaining four boroughs of New York City. The Brooklyn, the Bronx, the Queens, and the Staten Island Ferry. All but the last date back to the 1930's. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
Washington state sends it's most dangerous sex offenders to an island in the Puget Sound accessible only by a restricted state run ferry. kptv.com/story/17136279/n…
Today I learned of Britain's most remote bar. 'The Old Forge' pub is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inv…
Trains can go on ferries WITH passengers inside youtube.com/watch?v=XCMJ4…
Today I learned of Alang, a town in Gujarat, India that is considered the largest ship graveyard in the world. Untrained workers dismantle supertankers, car ferries and container ships by hand with the nearest hospital being 50 kms away youtu.be/5jdEG_ACXLw
Today I learned of the Zebrugge ferry disaster, one of the worst maritime disasters since the Titanic killing nearly two hundred people. youtu.be/P28rSUJHYHA
The Falkirk Wheel is a 115-foot-tall vertical boat ferry in Scotland youtube.com/watch?v=_tBH9…
The passenger trains between the german city Puttgarden and danish city RΓΈdby take the ferry to get from one side to the other youtube.com/watch?v=XCMJ4…
During the rebuild of the World Trade Centre, a 30-min lunch break actually ran much longer as workers had to wait for elevators to ferry them up and down. To accommodate these workers, Subway created a mobile restaurant that moved up the building as they finished each floor. gothamist.com/2010/06/17/…
Harriet Tubman, in addition to her fame for her work with the Underground Railroad, famously served during the Civil War, including leading the Combahee Ferry Raid. history.com/news/harriet-…
Juneau, Alaska is reachable only by ferry or airplane and is not connected to the North American highway system, despite being the state capital. Plans for connecting a highway go back to 1972, but state research funding was halted in 2016, citing budget concerns. Local opinions are mixed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
John Brown was the first person in the country convicted for treason, after his raid on Harpers Ferry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
While the Titanic only had enough life boats to hold 1/3 of passengers, she was actually carrying more lifeboats than were legally required. That's because lifeboats were intended to ferry survivors from a sinking ship to a rescuing shipβ€”not keep afloat the whole population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
There is an island in British Columbia where there is commercial ferry but no public entry. There is no commercial development on the island and, besides private homes, has only a Roman Catholic Church dating back to the late 1800s ourbc.com/travel_bc/bc_ci…
Harriet Tubman was supposed to help John Brown and his raid on Harper’s ferry, but couldn’t due to illness ilibrarian.net/biography/…
Sewol Ferry started sinking in South Korea in 2014, the captain told the passengers, mostly secondary school students, to not move and just stay put. 304 passengers and crew members died in the disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
In 1987, a ferry left port with its bow doors wide open and immediately sank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
A ferry sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994. The ship and 852 passengers are still at the bottom of the sea, and it's illegal to dive to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
A British Ferry captain attempted to ram a U-boat while traveling between the Netherlands and England. He was later captured and executed by the Germans for being an unlawful combatant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
To fly smaller planes across oceans, elite pilots install "ferry tanks" full of gasoline inside the plane and get about $20,000 per flight bbc.com/news/magazine-344…
A ship used in the D-Day landings in WW2 (LST 510) is still in service as a car ferry. youtu.be/DgdDJDQA0Ek
Today I learned of two boys from Ireland that in 1985 managed to to sneak on to 2 trains, a ferry and a plane taking them from Dublin Ireland, through Wales and England eventually ending up in New York City irishtimes.com/news/keith…
When Germany beat England in a game of football ferry workers in Scotland let any car with German license plates go for free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky…
In May 1996 around 800 people died after their ferry sank on its way to Mwanza in Tanzania. This is the deadliest ferry accident recorded. au.news.yahoo.com/least-4…
One of the very few surviving ships from the 1944 D-Day invasion is still in service as a car ferry in Connecticut longislandferry.com/Commo…
On July 9, 1937, a major fire broke out in a 20th Century-Fox film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States, This fire was responsible for the loss of most of the silent films produced by Fox Film Corporation before 1932. wikivisually.com/wiki/193…
In 1972, an unknown artist spotted Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on a ferry headed to Martha's Vineyard. He told McNamara he had a phone call, led him to the side of the boat and nearly succeeded in throwing McNamara overboard. huffingtonpost.com/greg-m…
Guy Fieri's real name is "Guy Ferry" totalfratmove.com/guy-fie…
Guy Fieri's real name is actually Guy Ferry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy…
Comic Andy Kaufman's performance at Carnegie Hall ended with cookies and milk for his audience, and an invitation to see him wrestle in the Staten Island Ferry the next morning. thecomicscomic.com/2010/0…
Ho Chi Minh used to work as a pastry chef on the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry. A statue to him there was controversial; some constituents did not think Ho Chi Minh was the best role model. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
In 1985 two boys aged 10 and 13 ran away from home in Dublin, Ireland and managed to get to New York all just to meet their hero Mr. T. They blagged their way on to trains, ferries and even an airplane thejournal.ie/two-lads-es…
Along with being a marine transport system, the Alaska State Ferries are specifically designed to become oil spill response vehicles when needed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
There is a ferry route in NYC that's sole purpose is to transport people from Manhattan to an Ikea in Brooklyn. nywatertaxi.com/ikea?loca…
The guy that played the ferry captain in Sully (2016) was the actual ferry captain that first came to rescue passengers. myveronanj.com/2016/09/19…
Guy Fieri was actually born 'Guy Ferry' (and his middle name is Ramsay) wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fi…

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