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Atlantis boom fitting

Well-traveled Name

A work crew fits a boom to the new mizzen mast of the research vessel Atlantis in this undated WHOI Archives photograph from the Munro Shipyard in Chelsea, Mass. Atlantis traveled the globe as WHOI's oceanographic research ship—the first U.S. vessel built expressly for interdisciplinary oceanographic research—from 1931 to 1964. The ship continues to work under the name Dr. Bernardo A. Houssay for the Argentine Navy. It began a long tradition of seagoing science at the Institution and served as the namesake for one of the space shuttles and for two other WHOI ships, one of which is currently active. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)


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