April 3, 2005 |
When it comes to selecting recycled materials, it's important for people to be flexible in terms of what they hope to create, said Scott Hill, who collects and resells salvaged materials as well as uses them in his own West L.A. home addition. "What can you do with this old lamp, that kind of wood or this stone? What will it look like after you sand or clean it?" he said. "You have to be open about what materials or type of wood you are going to use. You have to adapt to circumstances."
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March 23, 2005 |
On a drizzly dawn after a sandbar scuttled the Irving Johnson outside an Oxnard harbor, a crew that had stayed with the beached tall ship overnight, and one that had arrived to help save it, huddled for an emotional group hug Tuesday morning. "The Irving Johnson has got to float again: I've got a lot of myself in that boat," said Marann Fengler, watching from Silver Strand Beach as the ship bobbed sideways in the surf near a rock jetty.
June 6, 2004 |
The first 79,000 gallons of oil from a tanker that sank in the Atlantic off northwestern Spain in 2002 have been successfully extracted, officials said Saturday. The project is considered one of the most difficult oil cleanup operations ever attempted because the tanker, the Prestige, is resting 2 1/2 miles below the surface.
February 26, 2004 |
The lower Mississippi River was partially reopened to heavy ships after salvage crews moved a sunken vessel that had been blocking the river's only deep opening into the Gulf of Mexico. Traffic was restricted to one direction at a time and the Coast Guard kept ships moving through the channel at least two miles apart, Coast Guard Capt. Ron Branch said. There were 69 ships waiting in the Gulf of Mexico to head upriver, and 47 vessels on the river waiting to head into the gulf.
November 9, 2003 |
After searching the ocean for more than 10 years, marine explorers found crates of gold at the site of a Civil War-era shipwreck about 100 miles east of Savannah. Archeologists and technicians from Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. found at least two wooden crates of gold coins buried in the sediment, said company spokeswoman Laura Lionetti Barton. The gold's worth is not yet known. Barton said that her company had been awarded temporary legal custody of all that is recovered from the wreck.
August 16, 2003 |
Salvage crews were struggling Friday to keep a grounded oil tanker from completely breaking up off Pakistan's southern coast and blocking part of a major shipping channel near Karachi, the country's biggest city, officials said. The Greek-registered ship's hull split in two Thursday, and pipes within the vessel were holding the wreckage together and keeping it from floating away, said Brig. Iftikhar Arshad, general manager of the Karachi Port Trust, which operates the port.
February 11, 2003 |
A space shuttle fragment recovered last week has been positively identified as a piece of Columbia's left wing, where sensors recorded a series of temperature spikes and other failures moments before the craft disintegrated, NASA said Monday. The wing fragment is regarded as the most valuable find in a painstaking hunt over hundreds of miles of territory, but a senior NASA official said it was still too early to tell how the piece would ultimately fit into the puzzle.
February 8, 2003 |
Strange, sad things happen a lot in a town founded solely to sell beer in dry Dawson County. So people here raised their eyebrows but otherwise made little of the stiff pieces of a $10 bill floating in the sky and waddling in the dust the morning of Feb. 1. Then they learned the space shuttle Columbia had been lost. They flicked the pieces into an envelope, just in case. "Maybe the $10 came from there," Israel Ybanez, who incorporated this town in 1983, says, pointing to the sky.
December 29, 2002 |
Steel salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center was headed to a Mississippi shipyard Saturday to possibly become part of the bow of the USS New York, a warship named in honor of those who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. It was the Navy's idea to incorporate the steel into the vessel, said Capt. Kevin Wensing, a Navy public affairs officer in Washington.
September 8, 2002 |
Driving through this once-verdant farm area ruined by decades of warfare, Shreeram Lakshman's eyes rest on the wreckage of a T-54 Soviet tank, one of dozens that litter the countryside. "That's nice stuff. That will melt down really well," the Indian businessman said of the rusting hulk resting along a collapsed bridge in a dried-up irrigation canal. Beyond it lie dozens of ruined and abandoned mud-brick houses.