The Captain

September 29, 1878
Found Something

We Found Something

When we pulled Lord Marsden and Dr Hughes up from under water they were frantic. They had seen a huge black cloud and what they described as a large tentical far in the distance.
September 13, 1878

Diving Helmets

Mark V adopted as standard, interrupted screw type; narrow breastplate; improved regulating escape valve, hinged faceplate, oval top window round side windows; improved telephone connections, safety valve, air inlet connection; supplementary relief valve.
September 12, 1878

Going Under Water

Lord Marsden of the Royal Geography Society asked to try out his new diving apparatus off the coast of Jamaica to look at the local sea life. He was accompanied by Dr. Johnathon Hughes of the Royal Society of Science.
September 12, 1878

Measuring the Depths

Knowing the depth of the water was extremely important for captains of all ships. If the water was too shallow, the boat would run aground and […]
September 11, 1878

The Squall

On the fifth day at sea, as we approached the Bahamas we stumbled into a squall, quite common during the late summer months in this area.
September 7, 1878

Real-World Exploration 1872-1876

The Challenger expedition was inspired, in part, by that age-old motivation: to prove somebody wrong.
September 7, 1878

The Crew’s Allotment

As standard practice, we always ensure our ship's stores have plenty of navy rope tobacco. It's tobacco leaves that have been tightly wrapped and twisted into a rope, then dipped in rum.
September 6, 1878

Setting Sail

We set sail out of Boston Harbor with the high tide in our journey to the Caribbean Sea where I last set eyes upon the monster.