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In Plain Sight - BackStory with the American History Guys http://backstoryradio.org/shows/infrastructure/
Infrastructure: Lighthouses, AC vs DC (Tesla), pipelines vs railroads, containers

When the boom is over you might want to have a railroad rather than a pipeline.

" the SKS C 320 towing kite system with a towing area of 320 m2 – replaces up to 2 MW of the main engine's propulsion power."

SkySails GmbH - 2. Demonstrator (1 MW) http://www.skysails.info/english/power/development/2-demonstrator-1-mw/

SkySails GmbH - SkySails in Airspace http://www.skysails.info/english/infocenter/background-information/skysails-in-airspace/

"In routine operations the towing rope of the 160m² towing kite of the SKS C 160 is let out to a length of approx. 280 meters, and the towing rope of the approx. 300m² towing kite of the SKS C 320 is let out to a length of max. 420 meters. "

New Kite Speed World Record set by Alex Caizergues le 11.11.13 in Salin-de-Giraud (France) during the Salt & Speed 3, a world record attempt in Salin-de-Giraud (France).
https://vimeo.com/79465389

"In the ocean, though, trends remain troubling. Unlike on land, we have not yet replaced hunting wild animals with farming. Once refrigeration came along, 'the democratization of sushi changed everything for sea life. Fish biomass in intensively exploited fisheries appears to be about one‐tenth the level of the fish in those seas a few decades or hundred years ago.'"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

http://rawfaithmovie.com/ "story of the McKay family and the 88′, 300 ton galleon they built in Addison, ME. It’s the moving and tragic story of a ship, the family that built her and the personal mission that became an obsession."

A Storm Without Rain: A Novel in Time: Jan Adkins: 9780937822807: Amazon.com: Books http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Without-Rain-Novel-Time/dp/0937822809

This is one of my favorite books. I lived in Marion, Massachusetts, where the book is set, and I still think of the waters of Buzzards Bay as my home, though the house in which I presently write sits in California. The young protagonist is named after my dear friend John Swain Carter, a Cape Codder who comes from strong Nantucket Quaker stock. Most of the characters in the book are historical figures, and all the locations - even the old boatyard in Marion - are real.

I don't write magic. For me, the time-travel factor is only a tool to fold a family heritage back on itself so one generation meets another and finds strength in the continuum.

I hope you enjoy the boys' adventure as much as I do. If this kind of historical fiction speaks to you, try Young Zorro: The Iron Brand, which is also about family, time and location - Pueblo de los Angeles in 1805.

JA