History Main / SaharanShipwreck

6th Apr '16 8:13:12 AM GlassRain
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* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Elric'' saga, Elric is given the use of the Ship That Sails Over Land And Sea by the friendly King of the Water Elementals. Unfortunately, while sailing it over land, the King of the Earth Elementals gets tetchy over an artefact rightly belonging on water intruding on his domain, and arbitrarily removes its power to sail over land, leaving ship and crew stranded.

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* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Elric'' saga, Elric is given the use of the Ship That Sails Over Land And Sea by the friendly King of the Water Elementals. Unfortunately, while sailing it over land, the King of the Earth Elementals gets tetchy over an artefact artifact rightly belonging on water intruding on his domain, and arbitrarily removes its power to sail over land, leaving ship and crew stranded.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' gives us the Sandship, which used to be a seafaring vessel until the seas dried out and filled with sand. At least, until you activate the Timeshift Stone onboard...

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' gives us the Sandship, which used to be a seafaring vessel until the seas dried out and filled with sand. At least, until you activate the Timeshift Stone onboard...on board...



* ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' has the S.S. Libra. In this case, you actually see how it got there in the beginning of the game. It was dropped there by Shadow Lugia. Unlike most of the examples, the Libra was dumped in the Eclo Wastes far more recently than most ships described by this trope, and aside from Cipher and Snagem interlopers, there's only one local onboard. Cipher looted the Pokemon on the ship during their attack, and the human sailors were thrown overboard. Your visit to the Libra is the first time anyone could get a good glimpse of what happened to it.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' has the S.S. Libra. In this case, you actually see how it got there in the beginning of the game. It was dropped there by Shadow Lugia. Unlike most of the examples, the Libra was dumped in the Eclo Wastes far more recently than most ships described by this trope, and aside from Cipher and Snagem interlopers, there's only one local onboard.on board. Cipher looted the Pokemon on the ship during their attack, and the human sailors were thrown overboard. Your visit to the Libra is the first time anyone could get a good glimpse of what happened to it.



* A couple of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' missions have taken place in areas that were formerly underwater. In ''2: Mercenaries'', it's possible to visit a world that used to be more temperate until its orbit somehow moved closer to its sun and most of the ocean boiled off; the campaign will eventually have you go into the now empty hull of a wrecked ocean liner in the middle of a desert. In ''3'', you'll enter an area that used to be a lake until it was drained--look around and you'll find stranded {{Sea Mine}}s (which of course will blow up if you shoot or step on them) and the wrecked hulls of several sunken ships in the dried out lakebed.

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* A couple of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' missions have taken place in areas that were formerly underwater. In ''2: Mercenaries'', it's possible to visit a world that used to be more temperate until its orbit somehow moved closer to its sun and most of the ocean boiled off; the campaign will eventually have you go into the now empty hull of a wrecked ocean liner in the middle of a desert. In ''3'', you'll enter an area that used to be a lake until it was drained--look around and you'll find stranded {{Sea Mine}}s (which of course will blow up if you shoot or step on them) and the wrecked hulls of several sunken ships in the dried out lakebed.lake bed.
17th Mar '16 8:41:00 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the USS Constitution can be found beached on top of two buildings, resulting from a failed attempt to fly it with rocket engines. There's also the FMS Northern Star, a stranded freighter populated by Norwegian-speaking ghouls.
26th Dec '15 12:52:52 AM Yalsaris63
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].

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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. [[ThrivingGhostTown One is used as a 'town' of sorts, sorts]], and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
26th Dec '15 12:45:29 AM Yalsaris63
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].

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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}: ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
28th Nov '15 2:00:29 PM nombretomado
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* Season 3 of ''SeaQuestDSV'' began with the titular submarine being found in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. Aliens did it.

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* Season 3 of ''SeaQuestDSV'' ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'' began with the titular submarine being found in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. Aliens did it.
11th Sep '15 3:05:20 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* The plot of ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' involves a literal shipwreck in the Sahara which is supposed to be loaded with confederation gold coins of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.

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* The plot of ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' involves a literal shipwreck in the Sahara which is supposed to be loaded with confederation Confederation gold coins of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
1st Sep '15 6:55:03 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* The very beginning of the first stage of the first game of the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' franchise has the wreck of a submarine in what seems to be land with no sea on sight.
13th Aug '15 7:04:49 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/KultHereticKingdoms'': While not a desert, the city of Kyallisar is a long way from the coast, being built on a bunch of rocky outcroppings in a mountain pass. Some of its buildings, however, are obviously repurposed wooden ships.
25th Jul '15 8:36:51 PM N.Harmonik
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was asea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:There was asea a sea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]
21st Jul '15 11:06:54 PM SSJMagus
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was a sea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:There was a sea asea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]



* Noah's Ark is said in ''Literature/TheBible'' to have come to rest atop the Mountains of Ararat (which is presumed to include Mount Ararat in modern-day Turkey, but nobody knows for sure) after the Great Flood receded.



* TruthInTelevision: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea Aral Sea]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chad Lake Chad]] were once ''much'' larger than they are now. When the Aral dried up, it grounded a number of large steel-hulled ships on what is now both sand and grassland with no water visible in any direction.
** Aral used to be even smaller, until Kazakhstan dammed away the Lesser Aral and limited its water consumption (for irrigating the cotton fields), so it started slowly filling again. So maybe those hulks on the shores of Lesser Aral may finally return to their element someday.

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* TruthInTelevision: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea Aral Sea]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chad Lake Chad]] were once ''much'' larger than they are now. The Aral has shrunk by about 90%, and Lake Chad by 95%. When the Aral dried up, it grounded a number of large steel-hulled ships on what is now both sand and grassland with no water visible in any direction.
direction. This is less prevalent in Lake Chad since even before its shrinkage it was an extremely shallow lake (no deeper than 11 meters/36 feet) despite having a surface area of over 10,000 square miles.
** Aral used to be even smaller, until Kazakhstan dammed away the Lesser Aral and limited its water consumption (for irrigating the cotton fields), so it started slowly filling again. So maybe those hulks on the shores of Lesser Aral may finally return to their element someday. The Greater Aral on the other hand might never recover, as it's largely in Uzbekistan which just doesn't seem to care.



* Salton Sea, after it was abandoned in the 60s, suffered some flooding but mostly receding shorelines, leaving many abandoned boats (probably already sunk on the bottom by the time they were dried out) marooned high and dry on cracked, parched earth far from water. The fact that the Salton Sea is artificial to begin with, having been created by an irrigation accident in the 1920s, helps explain this.

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* Salton Sea, after it was abandoned in the 60s, suffered some flooding but mostly receding shorelines, leaving many abandoned boats (probably already sunk on the bottom by the time they were dried out) marooned high and dry on cracked, parched earth far from water. The fact that the Salton Sea is artificial to begin with, having been created by an irrigation accident in the 1920s, helps explain this. Unfortunately the circumstances of its abandonment and subsequent drying out have also left the former Salton Sea highly toxic.
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