I’m writing this blog post to highlight and provide a link to a recent article posted online by National Archives volunteer and Still Picture researcher Harry B. Kidd. The article, “Navy Transport Stranded on Fire Island Beach“, tells the story of the grounding of the USS Northern Pacific on the Fire Island sandbar and the actions taken by the U.S. Coast Guard. The majority of the photographs used in the article were found in the Still Picture series “Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754-1954″. Mr. Kidd has also found other interesting photographs in our collection relating to World War I while performing research and has posted them online for others to view.
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