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anton dohrn

Heavily timbered

A gift from the closed Carnegie Institution's Dry Tortugas laboratory, the 70-foot (21-meter) Anton Dohrn made 40 cruises from 1940 to 1947 for WHOI investigations from the Gulf of Maine to the coast of New Jersey. Heavily timbered and drawing a shallow draft, she was built to work in coral reef country. Long-time marine superintendent Dick Edwards once said it took eight bilge pumps to keep Anton Dohrn afloat in the waters off the northeast coast. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)


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