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Caryn joined WHOI in the late 1940s and made 110 cruises, mostly along the East Coast through the Caribbean, and around Bermuda. The vessel was used for a variety of purposes, from the study of underwater sound to Gulf Stream surveys. In 1958, the 96-foot wooden ketch was sold and engaged in charter trade. While in the West Indies on New Year's Eve in 1974, the vessel burned. It was a cinematic end for Caryn, a ship rumored to have been built in 1927 specifically for smuggling. More photos of WHOI vessels, past and present, are featured in the 2012 WHOI wall calendar. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)


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