Suez Canal Barge Placed Next to SouthCoast Landmarks
Thankfully Ever Given barge was freed from the Suez Canal earlier this week, avoiding what could have amounted to a break in the supply chain for some vital things like toilet paper – imagine going through that crisis again. Luckily, it didn't come to that.
What was incredible during the effort to dislodge the barge was the size of the bulldozers that were working to remove the sludge that was trapping it. It was stunning to see how small those bulldozers were compared to the barge that had run aground.
Enter the Ever Given Ever Ywhere website. The site marries a satellite view of anywhere on earth that allows you to zoom in and place the barge anywhere you like.
"Drag and zoom the map to move this big old boat somewhere else. Click the rotate button to get it wedged perfectly," says the website. "Hit the "to scale" button to make it approximately the right size. Or you can make it whatever size you feel like: get it stuck in a swimming pool or across the entire Atlantic Ocean."
To put it into perspective, we decided to take the barge and place it over well-known areas of the SouthCoast. For example, in the picture above, we plopped the barge at the corner of Route 140 and Route 6 in New Bedford. The barge stretches from the set of lights at the intersection all the way past Shaw's supermarket.
Here's a visual list of a bunch of very recognizable spots here on the SouthCoast, plus a comparison of the barge to some of our local sports arenas.