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Otis Barton (Beebe/Barton's 1934 Bathysphere) Revisits the Deep Sea 50 Years Later in Harbour Branch Johnson - Sea Link 1 [rough cut]

Recorded in Florida at Harbor Branch Oceanographic and in the Atlantic Ocean. This recording documents Otis Barton, pioneer underwater explorer and designer of the bathysphere (1930), as he revisits the deep sea 50 years later aboard the Johnson Sea Link 1. The recording includes drawings of the creatures that Barton encountered during his plunges during the era of the bathysphere. Following this, the recording goes on to another deep dive aboard the Johnson Sea Link 1 submersible. Included are close up images of the deep sea animal life collected during this dive. It is not mentioned whether or not Barton also took part in this dive. The bathysphere was designed by underwater explorers Otis Barton and William Beebee and took its first plunge in 1930. A bathysphere consists of a steel sphere with small circular windows of fused quartz. Inside it are the required oxygen tanks. During dives, these vessels were lowered into the water with cables and chains. During its first year, the bathysphere design could already dive to depths of 1,426 feet, two years later breaking records at 3,028 feet. Many discoveries about the deep sea were made from the confines of these vessels.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Breadalbane RPV [Remotely Piloted Vehicle] dive #2, tape 1-3 [unedited]

Captured May 9, 1981, in the Arctic Ocean in Canada's North West Passage. This recording is raw underwater footage of the Breadalbane shipwreck captured using a remote piloted vehicle (RPV, otherwise known as ROV, remote operated vehicle). This recording is almost enirely of the Breadalbane and inhabiting aquatic life. This recording is part of the Breadalbane series of tapes and therefore probably taken at the Breadalbane site in 1981 during an expedition to document and record the shipwreck by Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team. The HMS Breadalbane sunk on August 21 1853 in the Canadian Arctic. It was a British re-supply vessel that was to be the last great search for the Franklin Expedition that disappeared in 1846 in search for the North West Passage. Despite the fact that the ship took only 15 minutes to sink after colliding with ice, all men were rescued aboard the Phoenix, which was traveling with the Breadalbane. The Breadalbane shipwreck was discovered in August of 1980, by Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team, during their 3rd search expedition.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Breadalbane MPV underwater good from video

Notes from initial viewing: colour (faded); no narration, no sound track. Man in yellow ADS (atmospheric diving suit, possibly a WASP suit) picking up shipwreck's steering wheel, with orange coral growth. Bioluminescent sea creatures; jellyfish swimming towards WASP suit. Sea life inhabiting inside of exterior cubby shelf on Breadalbane shipwreck. WASP suit attached to cable, in mid-water. Man inside WASP suit gesturing to come closer; wipes inside of helmet with white cloth.

MacInnis, Joseph B.