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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl3151

"H.M.S. CHALLENGER, visit to Inaccessible Island, Oct. 16, 1873. Takeing tow abonded me away, setting fire to their dwelling." These were not abandoned men, but actually two men who had landed their two years before in an unsuccessful attempt to make their fortune in sealing.

Image ID: expl3151, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Philadelphia Maritime Museum

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