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U.S.S. Edisto Steaming Through Roaring Fifties

Rough seas seen from the deck of a ship
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Unframed Dimensions 24H X 30W
Accession #: 88-192-C
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Here, Haun mixes up his latitudinal references. In nautical speak, the windy latitudes of 40S are known as the Roaring Forties, and the even windier regions of 50S and 60S are known as the Furious Fifties and the Screaming Sixties.

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