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Title: Brigantine ALBATROSS flying Jolly Roger, Panama Canal, 1961

Accession Number: 2002.35.386
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Place: Panama, Canal Zone
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 02:15:33]: “The pilot was having a grand time. He hadn’t taken a sailing ship through [Panama Canal] in years, so he let the boys fly the Jolly Roger [light pointer--upper left] and pretend to be pirates. And there’s one of the boys sitting up there--getting cool.”

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