View Full Version : A Ship Gently Passes By- I found this remarkable

08-17-2017, 08:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbWAfqtY1lY JayInOz

L.W. Baxter
08-17-2017, 09:52 PM

08-17-2017, 09:56 PM
scary amount of water being moved. I came across the effect in this video...


08-17-2017, 10:24 PM
Damn hippies!

Jimmy W
08-17-2017, 10:44 PM

08-18-2017, 01:49 AM
I am puzzled how easily Americans are awed!

Peerie Maa
08-18-2017, 03:58 AM
Wow, moving ships make waves? Whod'a thought it?

Dan McCosh
08-18-2017, 05:18 AM
That's a common phenomenon around here, with large ships passing in narrow channels. The hull acts like a loose-fitting piston in the channel, creating a tsunami-like effect on nearby shores. We used to picnic on a beach near the shipping channel, and one afternoon this effect floated my father's inboard about 100 ft. up onto the beach. I was about eight years old, and still remember the long chug home with a bent shaft and propellor. The erosion on shore also is the reason for speed limits for freighters on the St. Clair and Detroit rivers.