1. KorbenDallas

    Ancient Canals of the South-West coast of Florida

    It's always encouraging to see that even back in 1877, there were individual explorers who had no idea who was responsible for building certain things. In this case we are talking about several canals in the south-west Florida. Obviously, Florida has way more than just "several" canals...
  2. KorbenDallas

    Pre-1587: Nicaragua Canal Existed?

    There is a long history of attempts to build a canal across Nicaragua to connect the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Construction of such a shipping route - using the San Juan River as an access route to Lake Nicaragua - was first proposed in the early colonial era. Napoleon III wrote an...
  3. KorbenDallas

    Russia: 1952 Volga–Don Shipping Canal vs. 1649 Canalis

    There is this Volga-Don canal in Russia. It connects the Volga river (discharges into the Caspian Sea) with the Don river (discharges into Sea of Azov). It was officially built between 1948 and 1952. Technically the construction started before 1941, but it was interrupted by the Second World...
  4. KorbenDallas

    Long Island Canals. Who built them, and when?

    Stumbled into this Reddit thread. Technically speaking this is not the Long Island itself, but rather a group of smaller islands in the South Oyster Bay located to the south of Long Island. Apparently this group of islands is... well, you can see for yourself. Map Link KD: A quick search...
  5. KorbenDallas

    19th century: 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway

    The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, running from Boston, Massachusetts, southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida, then following the Gulf Coast to Brownsville...
  6. KorbenDallas

    Terraforming of the Corinth Canal

    The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no...
  7. KorbenDallas

    Iced Over Canals in Greenland

    Ok, I start to think that the alleged island of Greenland is one of the most secret places on our Earth. Just take a look at it via any "satellite" mapping service out there: Google Maps ArcGis Maps Bing Maps Yandex Maps Unless Greenland is as flat as a pancake (only Kansas is allowed to be...
  8. KorbenDallas

    19th century Canal Trolley Boats

    This is an FYI type article, the contents of which I do find interesting nevertheless. May be at some point we will understand the 19th century infrastructure capabilities. As it stands we are left to marvel various technological innovations those people were able to come up with in between...