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Malcom McLean, father of the shipping container

While visiting the NC Transportation Museum, I noticed a display about shipping containers. Malcom McLean, a North Carolina native, is credited as the inventor of the idea to ship goods in containers that can be easily transfered to other modes of transportation. This one development revolutionized the World economy. Read his fascinating story:

You can also find some interesting uses for these containers, such as building homes and shelters. Just google “shipping container homes.”

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The US Navy’s Zeppelin

I caught this little item on a radio newscast. Seems they’ve discovered the undersea wreckage of a huge airship of the Navy, the USS Macon that crashed in 1935. I never knew the US military had dirigibles similar to the Hindenburg that infamously went down in flames. This one had bi-planes it could deploy and retrieve.

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Vintage footage of the airship