Unexpected Finds in the Canal Saint-Martin (Photos)

  • October 04, 2016
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In January 2016 the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris was drained for the first time in fifteen years. What was found is shocking and paints a detailed picture of the sort of damage litter is doing to the planet.

Not everyone has respect for nature.


Meet the Team

To begin, the team drained the canal so that only fifty cm of water was left.


Rescuing Fish

Nearly five tons of fish were rescued at this phase before draining the rest of the canal. This allowed them to search for the “real” treasure...


Party (Too) Hard

Amongst the garbage is the usual litter. In this instance there were loads of alcohol bottles. The canal is in a nice district but allegedly has a very active night-life, explaining the unusual amount of bottles.


But It Gets Weirder...

Things quickly get stranger. Broken chairs and at least one shopping cart were found. Who takes a shopping cart to a canal and decides to toss it out there?



Multiple motorcycles were also found. How did they even get there? And why?