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Title: Skipper (Christopher Sheldon) and Alice Sheldon on deck of brigantine ALBATROSS, 1960

Accession Number: 2002.35.120
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
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 01:23:03]: “Skipper [Christopher Sheldon] and Alice [Sheldon]. That huge black object, lower center, is the anchor winch, that we had reason to use a number of times, not only with the chain to haul up the anchor, but with that windlass on the right sticking out there. We were able to put a rope around it and use it for various hoisting tasks as well. [Tray change. No audio.]”

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