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A Lovecraft edition of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
Herbert Lindbergh was noted for both his submarine designs and subsequent test voyages in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. His submarine designs guaranteed safety to all crew on board despite turbulent currents and aquatic attacks. Another extraordinary aspect was that he admonished the crews to depend upon the fluorescence of deep sea animals for lighting. Provided that the ships dove that deep below the surface, he informed them, the animals would provide sufficient light to guide them. The captains agreed with him.
One afternoon in mid-November, one year after Lindbergh had completed his latest submarine design, a crew of six men including the captain bought the craft and commissioned him to sail with then as advisor (like famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau). He agreed. The price was right for him, to start with; and he hoped to sail it.
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