Tuesday, April 20, 2010

USA - California - C-74 : Glass Bottom Boat "Torqua"

C-74 - Glass Bottom Boat "Torqua", Santa Catalina, California.

The beautiful submarine gardens are seen from famous glass bottom boats, whose sea windows reveal myriads of fish, colorful under-sea vegetation and give a never-to-be forgotten picture of life at the bottom of the ocean.

Sent by Dorothy, a partner in WiP.

This is from Wikipedia : A glass bottom boat is a boat with sections of glass, or other suitable transparent material, below the waterline allowing passengers to observe the underwater environment from within the boat. The view through the glass bottom is better than simply looking into the water from above, because one does not have to look through optically erratic surface disturbances. The effect is similar to that achieved by a diving mask, while the passengers are able to stay dry, out of the water.

Grammatically, the name ought to be "glass-bottomed boat", but the other term has come into common usage.

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