Waldo L. Schmitt - Correspondence, Tortugas Laboratory Trips, 1924-25, Vol. 1

About the Project

Throughout the early 1900s, hundreds of scientists traveled to Dry Tortugas Islands to conduct marine research at the Carnegie Institution of Washington laboratory. How did those scientists get there? By yacht, of course!

The sixty-foot Anton Dohrn yacht brought scientists from Key West to the Tortugas laboratory. Among the many scientists who stepped foot aboard the yacht was the U.S. National Museum's Waldo Schmitt in 1924 (who was working with just a $100 travel stipend!).

Climb aboard the Anton Dorhn with Schmitt and help transcribe the correspondence documenting his journey.

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