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Cannon salute

Saluting the Captain

ROV Jason team members Tito Collasius (in shorts), Scott McCue (right) and Chris Judge (left) fire three shots from a cannon to honor retiring Captain A.D. Colburn’s last departure from Woods Hole at the helm of the research vessel Atlantis. The cannon had been handed down to Colburn from his father, Arthur D. Colburn, Jr., who captained the original Atlantis, a 143-foot ketch and the first ship built specifically for oceanographic research. A.D. followed in his father’s footsteps, having served at the helm of the new Atlantis for 10 years and before that, captaining the R/V Knorr. (Photo by Tito Collasius, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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