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Title: Cleaning and painting brigantine ALBATROSS, Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua, 1960

Accession Number: 2002.35.145
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Place: Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua
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 01:30:15]: “And here we’re cleaning and painting, as you can see. We’ve even put a plank out to the bowsprit so we could work on that figurehead that Ernest Gann had put on there when they made Twilight for[sic] the Gods, one of his novels, into a movie with Rock Hudson and Cyd Charisse. See, we’re red leading all the way up here [to top of mast]. We’ll be cleaning up ship now [Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua].”

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