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1930 Story Examines Historic Deep Sea Descent

1930 Story Examines Historic Deep Sea Descent

An article printed in a 1930 edition of the London News offers a look the undersea dive off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island in the 1930s, which was a record breaking feat at that point in time. On August 15, 1934, Dr. William Beebe and Otis Barton descended in their bathysphere 3,028 feet beneath the ocean surface off Nonsuch Island, Bermuda. This was some... Read more of this article

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

A record breaking undersea dive off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island in the 1930s served as inspiration for a special performance by a Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK. The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with composer, Nigel Morgan and librettist Phil Legard who together created “Sounding the Deep”, a 20 minute piece for full symphony... Read more of this article

1932 NBC Underwater Broadcast From Bermuda

1932 NBC Underwater Broadcast From Bermuda

Two men who made an historic deep sea descent off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island some 80 years ago were able to lure NBC technicians to the site in order to broadcast live audio footage of their underwater adventure to listeners across the United Kingdom and United States. On August 15, 1934, Dr. William Beebe and Otis Barton descended in their bathysphere... Read more of this article

Beebe: Exploring Inner Space Off Bermuda

Beebe: Exploring Inner Space Off Bermuda

When Dr. William Beebe’s bathysphere descended to depths of more than half-a-mile off Bermuda in the 1930s, it opened the world of inner space to explorers in much the same way rockets pioneered what President Kennedy called the “high frontier” 30 years later. The original, recently restored bathysphere, is now on display at the Coney... Read more of this article

E-Book From 1932: “Nonsuch Land Of Water”

E-Book From 1932: “Nonsuch Land Of Water”

Step back in time with a book almost 80 years old; ‘Nonsuch Land of Water’. Written in 1932 by Dr William Beebe, Director of the Department of Tropical Research of the New York Zoological Society, the book covers both marine and land aspects of Nonsuch Island. Dr Beebe is pictured to the left diving off Nonsuch in the 1930s. Born in 1877,... Read more of this article