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Asa of All Trades

Asa of All Trades

January 12, 2019

In 1972, research technician Asa Wing sewed yards of fine-mesh material into a giant, conical sampling net for WHOI biologist Richard Backus, The Falmouth Armory building provided the only smooth, clean surface large enough to make the net. According to Backus, Wing “was the proverbial Yankee jack-of-all-trades, and running a sewing machine was one of a long list of things he could do.” (Photo by Jan Hahn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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