National Geographic : 1966 Dec
The institution's newest research tool, the two-man submarine Alvin, designed to probe the oceans' depths, was at sea for tests during my visit. It is the craft that made headlines by finding a hydrogen bomb lost off Spain's Mediterranean coast. From Woods Hole I caught the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, its cliffs turning rosy in the sunset as I reached shore.* I had dinner swordfish caught right off shore-then hur 826 ried to Menemsha to see how the fishermen had done that day (pages 832-3). It was dark when I arrived, just as Capt. Walter Manning, a swordfish harpooner, brought his boat Bozo to the wharf. Captain Manning is a Gay Head Indian-like Tashte go in Moby Dick-and a descendant of the famous Martha's Vineyard harpooners who *See "Martha's Vineyard," by William P. E. Graves, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, June, 1961.