Biak, Ocean Swimming 1

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Item Details

Title

Biak, Ocean Swimming 1

Subject

Naval ships
Recreation
Swimming

Description

"Some of the best ocean swimming in the S. Pacific was off a barge at the edge of a coral shelf at Biak. Thigh deep out to the barge - 20' deep on other" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Swim Time. Before showers were set up, soldiers first bathed in fresh water trickling into coral tidal pools. To cool off, keep clean, and avoid the scrub typhus plague, nearly every evening they put on their shoes, then waded out to an abandoned fuel barge sunk at the edge of the coral shelf. From the barge, they dove into clear 85 degree water twenty feet deep, and on the bottom, they saw the coral gardens." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

9/30/1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.296

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill