ShipMap generates gorgeous maps of global shipping routes

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let’s spread that plague to Greenland and Madagascar

That map might be more immediate to me than most. I spent the afternoon kayak fishing in the Kill Van Kull, a 1/4 mile waterway that leads from NY Harbor to Ports Newark & Elizabeth. It’s pretty awe inspiring watching gigantic tankers, container ship and car carriers coming and going on their 10 thousand mile trips. A fascinating thing is they leave very little wake, less than big sport fishing boat. Waves are wasted fuel.

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