The Laboratory collection features both historical and current images of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory facilities, as well as its staff at work, Laboratory Open Houses, and images of the Laboratory's first director, Dr. Lionel A. Walford.
Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
Dr. Lionel A. Walford, the Laboratory Director, sits with Laboratory staff on the deck of the menhaden boat used in 1961 to conduct at-sea research. During its first year of operation, the Laboratory lacked a research vessel. Nelson Benedict, a well-known sport fishing and hunting journalist, interceded on behalf of the Laboratory and obtained a menhaden boat on loan from the J. Howard Smith, Inc. Fishery; Dr. Walford subsequently credited Benedict with launching the Laboratory’s at-sea research program. In 1962, the Laboratory obtained its first research vessel, Challenger, a 65-foot wooden boat that was previously used by the Air Force.
Black and white print, archival folder storage box, lab_p_000197, Walford Library
This item is in the public domain. While there are no restrictions on use, we would appreciate if you provided credit when you use this item to the: “U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, NJ.”
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.