Lowering Diver Max Nohl into Lake Michigan in Preparation for a Record Deep Dive | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Lowering Diver Max Nohl into Lake Michigan in Preparation for a Record Deep Dive

Lowering Diver Max Nohl into Lake Michigan in Preparation for a Record Deep Dive | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
On April 10th, 1937, Max Nohl (shown in the dive suit) along with John Craig made a dive on the shipwreck <i>Norland</i> in order to perform another early test of the newly designed diving suit in conjunction with testing the helium-oxygen mixture that Dr. End and Max had been working on. The dive took place off the deck of the Coast Guard cutter <i>Antietam</i> about five miles out from Milwaukee's breakwater. The dive was broadcast by WTMJ over the NBC-Blue network and represented the first underwater broadcast every made. As a result of this dive and many other experiments, Max Nohl was able to set a new record deep dive in Lake Michigan on December 1, 1937.
DESCRIPTION
On April 10th, 1937, Max Nohl (shown in the dive suit) along with John Craig made a dive on the shipwreck Norland in order to perform another early test of the newly designed diving suit in conjunction with testing the helium-oxygen mixture that Dr. End and Max had been working on. The dive took place off the deck of the Coast Guard cutter Antietam about five miles out from Milwaukee's breakwater. The dive was broadcast by WTMJ over the NBC-Blue network and represented the first underwater broadcast every made. As a result of this dive and many other experiments, Max Nohl was able to set a new record deep dive in Lake Michigan on December 1, 1937.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:57307
Creation Date: April 10 1937
Creator Name:Taylor, J. Robert
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Taylor, J. Robert, 1876-1959 : J. Robert Taylor photographs, 1898-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(T352)221
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Hats
Protective clothing
Implements, utensils, etc.
Ladders
Men
Outdoor photography
Scuba diving
Research
Ships
Michigan, Lake

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