Mega Movers

Season 2 Episode 16

Ships On Land

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Aired Unknown Jun 21, 2007 on The History Channel
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Ships...built for water - but that's never stopped a Mega Mover from trying to move them across land. The mighty Queen Mary - 1,018 feet long and weighing more than 77,500 tons. Since 1967, this dinosaur of ocean liners, and former World War Two troop transport ship, sits parked in dry dock. What if in the future it needed to be moved inland - could it be? Taking a page from history - when in 1453 an Ottoman sultan moved his fleet of 100 warships overland -- the Queen Mary would be the largest ship ever hauled across land, pushing the limits of machines and Mega Movers' ingenuity. In Charleston, South Carolina a 140-foot long, 150-ton replica of a famous 1879 schooner has to be hauled from dry-dock one mile through narrow city streets to the harbor where it'll be launched. Tough under any conditions - terrifying in the face of approaching violent storms.moreless
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