|Title||Bikini Island beach, summer 1964 |
|Photographer||Sneddon, James O. |
|Notes||Images documenting the Radiological Survey of Eniwetok, Bikini and Rongelap Atolls between July and September 1964.|
Caption with image: A deserted beach on Bikini Island, with the afternoon sun hidden by clouds over the lagoon. The party has returned to offices and campuses, but scenes like this will live in the memory for a long time.
Radiological Survey of Bikini, Eniwetok and Rongelap Atolls, Volume 3, p. 34.
|Scrapbook Notes||Goodbye to Bikini|
It was time to say goodbye to Bikini before we knew it. The days at the atoll with the historic name had been packed with activity--visiting islands, working in the below-decks laboratory, riding in the wheezing old copra boat, keeping records up to date. The enforced togetherness on the good ship RAN-ANNIM had molded the party into a close-knit group and the ship's crew seemed like part of the team. But the days ticked off, the ship made a complete circuit of the lagoon and was off Enyu, ready to leave through the East Channel. Some of us might return to Bikini; others would never set foot here again.
The ship steamed through the channel just after midnight. Some of us, awakened by the sound of machinery, gethered on deck to watch Enyu Island disappear in the moonlight. It was a nostalgic moment, but it was soon gone. The RAN-ANNIM was again alone in the ocean and we returned to our bunks for the overnight cruise to Rongelap.
|Source||Radiological Survey of Bikini, Eniwetok and Rongelap Atolls |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Beaches--Marshall Islands--Bikini Atoll|
|Location Depicted||Marshall Islands - Bikini Atoll - Bikini Island |
|Digital Collection||Lauren R. Donaldson Collection|
|Order Number||DON0186 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Lauren R. Donaldson Papers. Accession No. 2932-007, Box 23 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL at 100-250 dpi in JPEG format, saved at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007. |