What are the ways of improving water tiles?
I'm going to play an archipelago map. The problem is that water tiles seem so useless in Civ 5. They only give one food and one gold. The only two things I recall that can help to improve them is lighthouse for additional food and a colossus for gold, but the latter sadly just works for that one city.
Are there any other ways improving water tiles, or shall I go more for the specialist economy?
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- Tile Improvements: Work boats can be used to develop special resource tiles on water (like fish, whale, and oil).
- Wonders: As mentioned, the Colossus of Rhodes increases commerce.
- Social Policies: Merchant Navy (Commerce) helps somewhat indirectly, by giving +3 production in coastal cities.
- Buildings: As mentioned in the question, the Seaport and Lighthouse improve output of water tiles.
Technologies: I believe as you get higher technologies, the output of water tiles will be improved as well.EDIT: I think I was mistaken about this (unfortunately can't load the game up at work).