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NH 105597 USS Buffalo

Photo #: NH 105597  USS Buffalo
Title: USS Buffalo
Description: (1898-1927, later AD-8) Completing the laying of an underwater power cable at Sitka, Alaska, in October or late September 1914 during the 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition. The cable connected the Navy-built radio station on Japonski Island with the municipal power company at Sitka on the mainland (background). The improvised pontoon carrying the cable reel is beached on the Japonski Island side and has passed the end of the cable to personnel ashore. The pontoon consists of two sailing cutters covered and connected by a rectangular deck. Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, donated by Louisa R. Alger, 1962. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 105597
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