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Thread #59418   Message #1401869
Posted By: Amos
07-Feb-05 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The Salton Sea is indeed a very salty inland sea, but smaller than the Mormon's own Great Salt Lake.

It is amusing to swim in the Great Salt Lake as long as you keep your eyes from splash. You tend to bob on the surface more than you expect.

I haven't tried the Salton Sea which is just north of the Sea or Cortez and was once connected to it. In fact legend has it there is a large Spanish galleon buried in the sand near the Salton Sea, which sailed up from the Manila trade route and was cut off by an earthquake which sealed off the North end, leaving the Salton Sea separate from the Sea of Cortez.

I wasn't there at the time, but a friends says he has seen the spars of her sticking out of the sand.