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Sinking the Breakwater

Tugs placing the breakwater
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Dwight C. Shepler; 1944; Framed Dimensions 23H X 30W
Accession #: 88-199-FH
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A section of the great breakwater of Mulberry 'A,' towed a hundred miles across the English Channel, was worked into line by army tugs. Seabee crews aboard the huge, hollow concert structure (Phoenix) opened sea valves to sink the monster in its place off Omaha beach.

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