You never know where you might stumble across interesting maritime stories. This March 1937 issue of Mechanics and Handicraft magazine that I recently came across proves it.
Not only is the cover reminiscent of the glamorous covers of the magazines of that era; the stories and photographs inside can be a valuable history lesson for a person of any age as well.
This issue just happened to have an informative story with great photos called Science in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Although the story starts with a brief history of the Coast Guard and its Academy, it quickly goes into other areas of learning.
The two most interesting photos show radio training and how to make a photograph of a microscopic image. Just take one look at the equipment to see how times have changed.
The caption with the group around the instrument that looks like a large projector read, “As a portion of the metallurgical course on instruction, the Coast Guardsmen learn how to make photomicrographs. The group is shown around the apparatus.”
The magazine, which is starting to turn brittle, will now be preserved in the archives of the American Lighthouse Foundation.
This story appeared in the
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