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Title: Queen Emma Bridge, Willemstad, Curacao, brigantine ALBATROSS voyage, 1960-1961

Accession Number: 2002.35.214
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Place: Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, Willemstad
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 01:44:58]: “Queen Emma is the name of this bridge. They call this Emma-- Wilhelmina or somebody, queen of the Netherlands I think at one time. [ in Willemstad, Curacao, Dutch West Indies] It’s on pontoons, the whole bridge. And that’s the right hand half of it. The left hand half is opening out toward the left, and that lets the big oil barges go through. And it let ALBATROSS go out for a daysail when we took some photographs and half the crew sailed the ship.”

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