Old Sow Whirlpool forming in Western Passage

Old Sow Whirlpool

Other Significant Whirlpools in the World

Corryvreckan / Coirebhreacain -- Scotland (¼-mile in diameter)

Saltstraumen -- Norway

Lofoten / Moskstraumen -- Norway

Naruto -- Japan

Other Sources of Information

Smithsonian Magazine August 2001 article on Whirlpools

Wired.com October 2003 story on Highway US-1 and Old Sow Whirlpool Survivors Association

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