Science: Deepest Down (Cont'd)

Last fortnight, dangling 2,510 ft. down in the sea off Bermuda in the hollow steel ball he calls a bathysphere, William Beebe had a "hunch" that he and Otis Barton, his fellow bathyspherist, had better not go deeper (TIME, Aug. 20). Last week not a hunch but lack of cable held him back. Down went the bathysphere, down past all previous records, down to 3,028 ft. At that point only 47 ft. of cable were left on the winch above. The barge cap tain ordered that no...

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