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Title: Footrope work on brigantine ALBATROSS, Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua, 1960

Accession Number: 2002.35.147
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 01:30:41]: “Good shot of footrope work. That’s a wire cable, steel cable out there that’s been wrapped in marlin and in cotton batting and tarred so the salt water doesn’t get to it.”

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