Monday, July 9, 2018


David Thompson's blog always has interesting stuff you're not likely to see anywhere else, and here's a good example: an interactive web site that provides historical background on a number of "phantom islands" (islands that allegedly have been seen, in some cases visited, over the past several hundred years, but of which no trace now exists).

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to navigate this thing. Make sure you're in "cruise" mode, and note the edges of the page; you'll see the names of islands and little arrows. Click on one, and the screen will take you to where the selected island was first "mapped", and you'll get a pop-up with info.

I note, with pleasure, that they have not yet stumbled across Pacovia.

Welcome to Pacovia! You're just in time for dinner."

1 comment:

Gregoryno6 said...

Fascinating indeed.
I believe the illegal salvage attempt linked to the Tryal Rocks was a part of the plot to Robert Drewe's mid 80s novel Fortune.