[ExI] delaware to california

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 15:45:18 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:20 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> >… Is there a way to haul the ice to where it would get in an ocean
> current that would carry it to California?...spike
> Or failing that, perhaps there is a way to set up multiple wind turbines
> on the surface of the ice, something like a smaller version of our big wind
> turbines.  If the wind is blowing toward the current we want to reach, we
> rotate the blades to generate power and drag, but if the wind is not
> blowing that direction, we feather the blades.  Might take a year or two to
> get the ice up there, but could we get to the rich people with half the
> original ice?  Failing that, could we haul the ice to South America?  Are
> there sufficient numbers of inventors down that way?  We never hear much
> about South America.  What the heck is down there?  Is it like… Peru and
> Brazil and France, such as that?

 Harvesting the ice seems like a reasonable idea, but I wouldn't expect the
entire sheet to stay together that long. And instead of turbines how about
erecting sails? Sailing against the wind is common.

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