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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb2697

Steam winch with steel wire. Steel wire for deepsea dredging was first used on the BLAKE. This innovation was the result of collaboration between Charles D. Sigsbee and Alexander Agassiz. It was Agassiz's idea to replace hemp rope with steel cable mining technology. In: "Deep-Sea Sounding and Dredging", by Charles D. Sigsbee. 1880. Plate 30, p. 152. Call Number GC75 .S53.

Image ID: theb2697, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: North Atlantic Ocean
Photo Date: 1885?
Credit: NOAA Central Library

Category: Oceanography/Pre-1950/Ships/

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