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NUUK, GREENLAND - JULY 27: The fluke of a whale is seen as it swims in the water on July 27, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. Nuuk, the capital of the country of about 56,000 people, is where the government is trying to balance the discovery of minerals and other new opportunities brought on by climate change with the old ways of doing things. Premier Aleqa Hammond, the leader of Greenlands Parliament, said: "Climate change is one of the major issues that were dealing with in the political Greenland, in the cultural Greenland and in the business sector of Greenland. Climate change is not only a bad thing for Greenland. Climate change has resulted in many other new options for Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

See slides of the uniquely designed. “Whale Back” ships of the Great Lakes. Invented in the 1880’s by Scottish designer Colonel Alexander McDougall. These ships had a submarine shaped hull. The Pilot House and fore cabin were built on large pipe like cylinders above the deck. Entrance to the upper cabins was done through these cylinders. The idea was that high waves would simply wash over the submarine shaped hull rather than crashing into them like traditional ships. This would make the vessel more seaworthy in rough sea.

Whale Back Ships of the Great Lakes.

See slides of the uniquely designed. "Whale Back" ships of the Great Lakes. Invented in the 1880's by Scottish designer Colonel Alexander McDougall. These ships had a submarine shaped hull. The Pilot House and fore cabin were built on large pipe like cylinders above the deck.