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2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Cayman Islands announced plans to scuttle a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship to create an underwater attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers. Ownership of the USS Kittiwake, a 2,290-ton submarine rescue ship, will be transferred from the U.S. Maritime Administration to the Cayman Islands government this fall, project manager Nancy Easterbrook said. Toxic materials must first be removed by contractors from the vessel built in 1945,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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