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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb3771

USS VINCENNES in pack ice - Captain Charles Wilkes commanding. On the Antarctic shelf, Wilkes sounded with copper wire in 400 fathoms. First use of wire instead of hemp sounding line. Copper too ductile and would break - gave up on idea

Image ID: theb3771, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Antarctica, Wilkes Land
Photo Date: 1840
Credit: NOAA Central Library

Category: Charting/Soundings/Bathymetry/Mechanical/

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