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Title: Lines positioning brigantine ALBATROSS in Panama Canal, 1961

Accession Number: 2002.35.403
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 description of this slide is part of a transcription of a videotaped lecture from Richard Langford Collection AV 193:2002-5,6: [TCR 02:18:24]: “They tried to keep us in the center [of the lock in the Panama Canal] with lines running to the ship. You can see a couple of fellows standing here [light pointer] with lines. But they couldn’t always do it. Sometimes the water would come in with such volume it would simply shove the ship to one side or the other.”

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