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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Canon's Camera Housing Floats for Six Years. When Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia lost her Canon PowerShot during a 2007 scuba dive in Maui, she thought her vacation photos were gone forever. But the camera, still in its underwater case (Eric Hanlon, sharp-eyed editor of the underwater photo blog Wetpixel, identified it as also made by Canon, from its WP series of polycarbonate housings), was found 6,200 miles away and six years later on the shores of Taiwan by a China Airlines employee walking the beach. It was covered in barnacles but the memory card was still intact. Thanks to the power of social media, Scallon found out about her camera, and China Airlines offered to fly her to Taiwan for free to pick it up. She just started a new job but plans to collect it in June....


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