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Seabee Ingenuity: The 55-Gallon Drum    Beginning in WWII and continuing to today, the 55-gallon drum is second only to the Quonset Hut in its flexibility and mass-use during any conflict or peactime effort. Through Seabee Ingenuity the drum was used in hundreds of different ways from roofing tiles to culverts to a BBQ.

Seabee Ingenuity: The 55-Gallon Drum Beginning in WWII and continuing to today, the 55-gallon drum is second only to the Quonset Hut in its flexibility and mass-use during any conflict or peactime effort. Through Seabee Ingenuity the drum was used in hundreds of different ways from roofing tiles to culverts to a BBQ.

The "South Wind" was operated between Chicago and Miami, a route which has no Amtrak counterpart today. Frank Ardrey photographed a northbound edition pulling into the L&N station in Birmingham on August 25, 1946, pulled by Pacific #295. The 295 pulled a very large tender, with a capacity of 20,000 gallons of water and 27 tons of coal, which allowed it to make the run from Birmingham to Nashville -- 205 miles -- nonstop, at 55 miles per hour

Mid-South Chapter RLHS The "South Wind" was operated between Chicago and Miami, a route which has no Amtrak counterpart today.

Worlds largest swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. It spans 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) long, covering an area of 19 acres (7.7 ha), with a maximum depth of 115 feet (35 m) and holding 66,000,000 US gallons (250,000,000 l: 55,000,000 imp gal) of seawater.

World's largest swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. It spans 1 kilometre mi) long, covering an area of 19 acres ha), with a maximum depth of 115 feet m) and holding US gallons l; imp gal) of seawater. Can I please go someday?

Seabees, part of H Company, MCB-7 in Phu Bai, SVN

Seabees, part of H Company, MCB-7 in Phu Bai, SVN

American troops in the Philippines celebrate the long-awaited news that Japan has, finally, unconditionally, surrendered in August 1945.

World War II: Photos We Remember

World War II: Pictures We Remember American troops in the Philippines celebrate the long-awaited news that Japan has, finally, unconditionally, surrendered in August

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