It's about half as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 2 times 265.81 fathoms.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 500 fathoms in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about half as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 2 times 265.81 fathoms.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 500 fathoms in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about half as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.497 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 2.01 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 535 fathoms. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about two times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 2.14 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.467 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 124 fathoms above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 2.64 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.379 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 101 fathoms tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about three times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 2.8715 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.34825 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 92.569 fathoms tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about three times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 2.95 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.339 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 90.2 fathoms. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.