At first one mystery barge was spotted, but today this has tripled into the sightings of three mystery barges floating on the water in two different locations. The mystery barges are floating off the coast of Maine and California today, all are said to be floating buildings for Google, according to Fox News live on Oct. 30.
Gizmodo suggests that the mystery barges might be a new floating showroom that Google is about to launch as Google Glass is ready for the market. There is also a completely different rumor that the mystery floaters will be data centers using the ocean water to cool the technology needed for a possible floating center for data.
With all the interesting information buzzing around about the mystery barge seen in three locations, it is still not known what the exact use will be for the four story barges, all made almost exactly alike. The majority of well-educated guesses floating around out there has the mystery barge trio a “floating glass store.”
What is known is that Google had at least one Coast Guard Official and at least one California state official sign non-disclosure agreements. Google, who is believed to be the owner of all three of the barges, has gone to great lengths to keep the mystery barge use concealed.
The Google Barge that is parked in Portland Harbor carries a structure made out of 63 cargo containers that have been hollowed out. This has created one big room inside with a door at each end.
Bob Jessup, who works in Portland, Maine as a construction superintendent said he has no idea what is going on in the Portland Harbor with the mystery barge. He said it is extremely “hush-hush” and he is somewhat in awe of what’s going on. “It was a phenomenal production, none of the workers would tell us anything,” said Jessup.
The San Francisco Bay is home to one of the mystery barges and Portland, Maine is home to the other. “Fox and Friends” reports a sighting off the Connecticut coast of another barge, but this could have been the Portland barge, which was assembled in New London, Connecticut and pulled by tug up to Portland.
According to the Connecticut Post:
“The structures are registered with a Delaware corporation as BAL0001, BAL0010, BAL0011 and BAL0100. In binary code used in computing, the numbers spell out "one," ''two," ''three" and "four." Currently, Nos. 1 and 2 are on the water in San Francisco and No. 3 is in Portland Harbor.”
Most folks are hoping for a floating glass store, which means it would be open to the public. A floating data center is just as interesting, but it is not something the public would have access to most likely. So what is Google building off both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States? What do you think?