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
A man views the interior of Building 516, Fort Hancock’s underwater mine storehouse. The back of the photograph was labeled “building used to store trans-atlantic cables.” The Sandy Hook Park Historian Tom Hoffman reviewed the photograph and was able to clarify the building use and history. Constructed in 1917 or 1918, only the foundation remains of this section of the building, located behind the buildings now known as North Maintenance in the Fort Hancock area of Sandy Hook. The section shown was an addition to the original building, which was constructed around 1898, and which is behind the man (not shown in photograph). The building was used by the U.S. Army to test cables for electric shorts; the cables were used to detonate mines during World War I.
Black and white print, archival folder storage box, lab_p_000008, 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.