Alexandria (/ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə/ or /ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndrɪə/;Arabic: الإسكندريةal-Iskandariyyah; Egyptian Arabic:اسكندريةEskendereyyah; Coptic: ⲢⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉRakotə) is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt, extending about 32km (20mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Its low elevation on the Nile delta makes it highly vulnerable to rising sea levels. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Alexandria is also an important tourist destination.
Alexandria was a cargo-carrying three-masted schooner built in 1929. Originally named Yngve, she was built at Björkenäs, Sweden, and fitted with a 58 H.P. auxiliary oil engine.
Around 1937 her Rigging was changed to ketch. In 1939, she was sold and renamed Lindö. She operated in Baltic waters as a coastal trader until 1975 when she crossed the Atlantic to New York. In early 1976, she was rebuilt and rerigged as a three-masted topsail schooner, her original rig. She took part in Operation Sail that July, and a similar event at Boston in 1980. In 1984, she was acquired by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation a non profit corporation in Alexandria, Virginia, and renamed Alexandria.
The foundation kept her as a live museum in Alexandria and sailed her as a goodwill ambassador for the city of Alexandria. She participated in several races and tall ship reunions sailing as far north as Boston and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. During this time she was rigged with bowsprit, jib-boom, foremast, mainmast and mizzenmast, all three masts fitted with topmasts and gaffs for the gaff sails and the fore topmast fitted with three yards for the topsails. The sails were four headsails, three gaff sails and three gaff topsails (one on each mast), upper and lower square topsails on the foremast, a staysail between the fore and main masts and another staysail between the main and mizzen masts.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.
Jellico to host a lost treasure forum. More Than A DayAway by Mike Steely ... Most of the book focused on the 1760s legend of claims made by Jonathan Swift, an Alexandria, Va., historic figure. His cryptic “journal” had many variations and contained landmarks and clues to the locations of silver mines and hidden coins ... and the public is invited ... ....
Quilt show features. antique doll beds ...Drive. Quilt show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $8 for ages 13 and older ... and 1 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday ... Seventh St ... Mankato yoga instructor Marcie Flygarde and Deb Hadley, of Alexandria, are the guest speakers. They will focus on neuro art and Bible journaling.
It was tested in four PV system configurations with five different shade patterns ... The algorithm is presented in the paper “Modified tunicate swarm algorithm-based methodology for enhancing the operation of partially shaded photovoltaic system,” published in the AlexandriaEngineeringJournal ... ....