National Geographic : 1941 Dec
The National Geographic Magazine Charles H. Baker, Jr. Out of the Depths Swings a Dripping, Coral-encrusted Prize Waving sea fans and sea plumes sprout from the cannon. They show how the gun lay on the bottom, for they always grow upward toward the light. Special U-bolts held Commodore Hugh Matheson's portable derrick to the barge deck. Without this precaution the derrick might have tipped overboard with its heavy load as the barge rolled to the sea. Some guns, with their sea-growth covering, weighed nearly two tons. Ullarles 11. BaKer, Jr. Even before the Hoisting Cable Is Released, a Gun Is Searched for Curios Diver Sam Fales, just up from below, leads the hunt for pieces of colored glass, musket balls, bits of rope, coins, or other objects embedded in the thick covering (page 811).