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New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco
"Dozens of vessels that brought gold-crazed prospectors to the city in the 19th century still lie beneath the streets."
sanfrancisco  maps  classideas  history  2017  sfsh  ships  michaelwarner  charleshare 
june 2017 by robertogreco
This Map Shows Where All the Ships Are Buried Underneath San Francisco - UpOut BlogUpOut Blog
"San Francisco—on top of everything else, it is literally a ship burial ground.

Below, you can see where ships are entombed just below the surface, in addition to what the shores of San Francisco used to look like before it was altered.


Back in the Gold Rush era in the 1850s, about 62,000 (!) people from across the globe arrived in San Francisco over the period of a year [ ]. Once miners got here, many just abandoned their ships and left them to rot in the harbor (cool), or the ships were used as storage spaces. Because so many people came in such a hurry, the city had to be built up and settled quickly, leading to waterfront extension proposals that expanded original shoreline out to what we know as the Embarcadero today.

So those ships that didn’t have anywhere to go where just built on top of. Here’s a zoomed-in version, where you can see how each of the ships are positioned within the Financial District blocks:


Here’s another look at the original shoreline versus where it is today that lets you better envision the ships all floating out on the wharves in the old harbor.


And here’s what it looks like when one of these things are discovered during construction projects.

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Back in 2001, the General Harrison was uncovered during construction downtown. It was built on top of (again) with an 11-story building.

That’s number 21 on the map above. Meaning it’d be about here…


At the corner of Battery and Clay.


…or, in other words, buried beneath this exact location here.


Cool, huh? You can do that with just about any of the ships on this map.

Now every time you walk in the Financial District, you’ll know that where a ton of ships are buried right beneath your feet, many of which are still being discovered, even as late as 2014 [ ]."
maps  mapping  sanfrancisco  sfsh  ships  history  financialdistrict  goldrush  embarcadero 
june 2016 by robertogreco
The Ship Report
"The Ship Report is a daily podcast about ship traffic from around the world, along with recorded interviews with mariners and other nautical folk about issues ranging from piracy to life at sea. Producer Joanne Rideout is a journalist and photographer who created The Ship Report in 2005. Since then Joanne and has been interviewing, writing and photographing the maritime world and its interesting people as much as she possibly can."
joannerideout  astoria  oregon  ships  transportation  news 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Trade Route Stories
"I set sail July 2011 for a year-long adventure: sail Eastbound around the globe by cargo ship and spend time in port cities en route. I boarded a total of 7 ships to travel across the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean, past the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, and through the South China Sea to Shanghai. Then, one last ship took me across the Pacific, through the Panama Canal and back to the East Coast where I started.

I made this journey to A) see global trade in action and B) collect stories from the sailors whose work keeps the world running. Back on land, I'm working to share these stories through writing and film, and bringing in collaborators through a series of trans-media storytelling labs.

Visit this link to see the route I traveled:

Read my updates from global ports of call:

Contact me at allison.swaim at!"

[See also: "Artist Statement/Works in Progress"
"It's Not About the Cargo -- Rough Cut 1" (via Jeeves: )
and "Moments We Live For" ]

[Also see: "Transmedia Documentary Storytelling Lab" ]

"Here’s the latest with Trade Route Stories: I invited a group of 8 Oberlin college student-artists to collaborate over their month-long January term. We dove into my hard-drives of audio interviews, photos, video footage and writing. Each student transcribed one sailor’s interview… shared the transcripts with the group… and created all sorts of art-pieces to share and honor the sailors’ stories. The month culminated in an exhibit and performance featuring monologues, performance pieces, an interactive poem installation, songs, bound books, videos and sound pieces."
trade  film  video  allisonswaim  2013  cargo  cargoships  storytelling  trans-media  darkmatterproject  traderouts  ships  sailing  global  travel  movement 
may 2013 by robertogreco
The mission: never come back (Ships Not Shelters, a non-Earth heterotopia) : socks-studio
“–Evadere ad auras,
Hoc opus, hic labor est.”

To escape into the upper air,
This is the task, this is the labour.

The underlying premise behind Ships not Shelters is to abandon the idea of shelter, in favour of the development of unstatic in transit non-Earth living situations.

Published by the Peckham Outer-Space Initiative, a thinktank of sort, formed by the guys at Anvil and El Ultimo Grito, the handy manifesto (170 pages), is an overall ode to the ship (both physical and mental) as a tool for the prospect and fascination of the uncharted, aiming at the evolution of human species and its culture. A vehicle as a solution to current forms of planetary based society and living:"

[See also: via ªª ºº]
peckhamouter-spaceinitiative  space  shelter  ships  spaceships  nomads  neo-nomads  unstatic  design  architecture 
september 2011 by robertogreco
More Geo-Games: Ship Simulator on Google Earth - O'Reilly Radar
"Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog just posted about Ships, a new ship simulation plugin that uses the API ( Frank's movie review). It's one of the Plugins he's going to dissect in his Google Earth workshop at Where 2.0 tomorrow (use whr09rdr for 20% off that last-minute registration)." See also:
games  googlemaps  simulation  geolocation  googleearth  ships  navigation  maps  mapping  simulations 
may 2009 by robertogreco
High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace
"S.O.S. When a massive freighter packed with a $103 million cargo tilts onto its side in the North Pacific, a team of deep-sea cowboys gets the call. Inside the epic struggle to save the Cougar Ace."
toread  ships  transportation  shipping  rescue 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Subtopia: Floating Prisons, and Other Miniature Prefabricated Islands of Carceral Territoriality
"The deeper I get into it, the more I realize an entire book could probably be written about the subject of floating prisons -– and who knows, maybe in another dream one day I’ll write it... but for now, let’s just settle for a quick and dirty Googl
activism  architecture  psychogeography  politics  prisons  colonialism  culture  transportation  water  shipping  ships  history  government  sea  borders  boats  landscape  economics  islands  justice  chile  esmeralda  military  future  ocean  discipline  floating 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Malacca Strait Pirates - Article Text, page 1 - National Geographic Magazine
"Modern pirates have long plagued Southeast Asia’s Strait of Malacca, robbing sailors, kidnapping crews, and stealing entire ships."
piracy  pirates  images  photography  oceans  crime  culture  shipping  ships  transportation  asia  international 
november 2007 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Ground Conditions
"It turns out that part of San Francisco is actually built on the wrecked and scuttled remains of old ships...In other words, when you walked downstairs to grab a jar of preserved fruit – you stepped into the remains of an old ship."
architecture  sanfrancisco  water  cities  construction  ships  wrecks  artificial  fill  california 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa - Ocean Defenders - the weblog
"We're in the big African Queen inflatable, cruising alongside an anchored trawler. It's more rust than metal - the ship is rotting away."
africa  boats  environment  economics  ecology  culture  chinese  china  science  ships  society  photography  activism 
april 2006 by robertogreco

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