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Three Atlantises

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Over its 76-year history, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has operated three research vessels named Atlantis. A.D. Colburn, the newest master of the modern-day Atlantis has sailed on all three.

1. The 143-foot ketch, Atlantis was christened in 1931, shortly after Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was founded. (Courtesy of WHOI Archives)

Last updated: August 13, 2014