Gallery: Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea

 

This Fall the Miss Rockaway Armada will be born again as the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. It’s the same fun idea: recycled rafts and boats floating down a river, touting all things sustainable and art-fueled, but this time the fleet is powered by alternative energy sources like biodiesel, solar and steam.

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  1. falk August 12, 2008 at 6:14 am

    While I adore the project in large and find it greatly satisfying that they put alternative engines to use this year I do fail to see how a coal powered steam engine is doing anything good for nature – even when its fired with wood the energy efficiency of steam anything is can´t get any worse.
    I have noticed that the steampunk fans somehow claim that steam is such an green energy source while completely failing to tell me how they generate that clean steam where roughly 75% of the energy goes out the chimney in form of hot steam. Not everything thats hip is green and people thinking the past was so much better look at the smog infested London of the times that they so adore – it was created by burning huge amount of coal to produce steam that turned inefficient engines.

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