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Grand Congloué shipwreck project (France) - Philippe Cousteau, 1953
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: France
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: France
Measurements: 2" x 2"
Philippe Cousteau in a small boat, at the site of the Grand Congloué shipwreck project in 1953. He assists in maneuvering the heavy cables and air tubes associated with the large airlift apparatus, which works as an underwater vacuum cleaner to remove sand overfill from the shipwreck site below; two men balance on the end of the airlift attached to the cliff rocks. (CC)