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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 2 03:19 PM

September 2nd, 2015: Cemitério das Âncoras

Cemitério das Âncoras is Portuguese for Cemetery of Anchors.
Many sites including Urban Ghosts, and Fogonazos describe it as...

Quote:
Rusting silently in the sand along the sweeping Atlantic coastline, the numerous anchors making up the graveyard were once used as weights for heavy fishing nets – a technique reportedly devised by the Phoenicians. The nearby town of Tavira was once a hub for tuna fishing in the Algarve, but when fish stocks became depleted the industry – and a major local livelihood – collapsed.


However, Wikipedia shows for Cemitério das Âncoras...
Quote:
Historical reference indicate that wintering by boats in the shelter of Angra were dangerous, owing to the fury of storms.[1] Many ships were buffeted and lost their anchors by the violent swells that buffeted the "shelter" of the provincial capital, if they were not sunk outright.[1] Approximately 74 shipwrecks or sinkings occurred in the Bay of Angra between 1522 and 1996.[1]
~snip~
Divers can reach the site by boat, and the area is classified as a medium scale of difficulty, owing to the depths involved.[2] Although maritime currents are not strong, the area is identified by surface buoys: the area falls within the port-control zone associated with the Porto das Pipas, an is conditioned by boat movements.[2]

It is possible to observe a variety of anchors, from various periods of history, but specifically between the 16th and 20th century.[2] There are approximately 40 examples of anchors from different boats from these periods.[2] Many of the objects in the bay are testaments to past shipping accidents, committed by pilots that were unfamiliar with the characteristics of the bay.
Boy, this would raise hell with you term paper.


BigV  Wednesday Sep 2 03:53 PM

Caveat plagiarius.



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