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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl3056

In: "The United States Fish Commission" by Richard Rathbun. Century Magazine, Vol. 43, Issue 5. 1892. "Sounding the abyss with piano-wire." This image is among the most realistic representations of sounding with the Sigsbee Sounding Machine. Most of the deep-sea soundings made prior to the advent of acoustic systems were made with piano-wire sounding machines.

Image ID: expl3056, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 1892
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Collections

Category: Historic Exploration/

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