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Title: Student with diving gear on deck of brigantine ALBATROSS, Peter Island, 1960

Accession Number: 2002.35.102
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Place: British Virgin Islands, Peter Island
Date: 1960-1961
Description: 35mm color slide from voyage of brigantine ALBATROSS 1960-1961; photographed by Richard E. Langford who was a teacher aboard the vessel when it sank May 2, 1961; he used slides in this collection (2002.35.1-657) for lectures about the sinking. The following transcription is from Richard Langford Collection AV 193:2002-5,6: [TCR 01:20:22]: “All the boys had aqualungs--underwater diving apparatus--but they stopped using it after the first time or two, even though we had a shipboard compressor. More trouble than it was worth. The water was so clear they could swim in 30, 40 foot of water with just a mask and snorkel, and that was more convenient.”

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