• Short Summary

    The twin peaks of Ripple Rock, the severe navigational marsh of the British Colombian coastal waters, disappeared today (April 6) in the world's biggest non-nuclear explosion.

  • Description

    The twin peaks of Ripple Rock, the severe navigational marsh of the British Colombian coastal waters, disappeared today (April 6) in the world's biggest non-nuclear explosion. Situated in the turbulent Seymour Narrows - 150 miles north of Vancouver, the two paces forward by persons 10 and 20 deep below the surface of the Pacific at low tide. Following the three year preparatory project which cost over [illegible] the peaks have been reduced to a level of 47 feet below surface, and no longer will they lurk on the twin tombstones of many shipping. To prepare for the explosion, a 2,000 feet tunnel was constructed under the sea and up into the Ripple Rock peaks, sticks of explosive 1,400 tons in all- were packed near the heads of the rocks. At zero hour a vent of water marked the end of Ripple Rock: the project was an unqualified success.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQLFJ1NDIBLMLWARQHO3HA1IJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQLFJ1NDIBLMLWARQHO3HA1IJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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