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Old 10-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #46
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I'm not that funny. It really is in Greece. Don't make me Google it. It's a canal that separates southern Greece from northern. Cuts right across the peninsula.

Edit: And Zen's got the name.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #47
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But mine was funnier.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #48
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That's amazing. What does the Captain do if he hears the Pilot say "Oooops"

I googled it, and the canal was completed in 1893.
You'd think in the time since they could have widened it a bit.

Still, neat photo, Glatt
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:46 PM   #49
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I wonder why they built the walls so high.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #50
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #51
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I wonder why they built the walls so high.
To keep the land from falling into the canal, silly.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #52
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Glatt for ¼ points,

Zen for ¾ points.

It is the Corinth Canal in Greece.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:48 PM   #53
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To keep the land from falling into the canal, silly.
It ain't working.

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Another persistent problem was due to the heavily faulted nature of the sedimentary rock, in an active seismic zone, through which the canal is cut. The canal's high limestone walls have been persistently unstable from the start. Although it was formally opened in July 1893 it was not opened to navigation until the following November, due to landslips. It was soon found that the wake from ships passing through the canal undermined the walls, causing further landslips. This required further expense in building retaining walls along the water's edge for somewhat more than half of the length of the canal, utilising some 165,000 cubic metres of masonry. Between 1893 and 1940, it was closed for a total of four years for maintenance and to stabilise the walls. In 1923 alone, 41,000 cubic metres of material fell into the canal, which took two years to clear out.
That Wiki article (in the link above) is really interesting. For example: It's was in the planning stages since the 7th century B.C.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:52 AM   #54
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Yeah, I think it is actually to stop the fish from climbing out.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:28 PM   #55
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So, it's getting wider but shallower on it's own through normal use? Sounds like they need a dredger.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #56
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Being Greece, maybe they need a canal earth bail-out.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:14 AM   #57
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Being Greece, maybe they need a canal earth bail-out.
Or just more grease.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #59
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Where is this?
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