Centralia: the 60-year-old fire

Nearly 60 years ago a coal mine fire began under the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania. It continues to burn today. Now an abandoned near-ghost town, the fire could burn for over 250 years. It is thought that the fire began when, in May 1962, residents used an old strip mine on the edge of Centralia... Continue Reading →

Inchkeith Island

The small uninhabited island of Inchkeith lies in the middle of the Firth of Forth, the estuary between Edinburgh and Fife. The current 1803 built lighthouse is unmanned, but the National Museums Scotland currently has an 1889 lighthouse optic from Inchkeith on display, and the island is the perfect place for those who are fascinated... Continue Reading →

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