The View From the Castle: Recent Smithsonian "Sea-Link" tragedy grieves us, but does not deter the Institution from continuing with vital undersea research

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Ripley expresses his grief with the lose of Clayton Link and Albert Strover, both whom perished in the fatal submarine accident of the Smithsonian's "Johnson-Sea-Link." Ripley personally assures that full safety procedures were taken and relates how he had been in the submarine before the accident. Ripley sadly states that accidents happen during exploration, and that the Smithsonian will continue to persue its undersea research.


  • Johnson, J. Seward 1930-
  • Link, Edwin A
  • Link, Clayton
  • Strover, Albert
  • Johnson-Sea Link (ship)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 5 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


August 1973


  • Boats and boating
  • Oceans
  • Castle View
  • Diving
  • Accidents
  • Underwater exploration
  • Oceanography--Research
  • Oceanography
  • Ships

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