BEEBE, (Charles) William [1877-1962] -- American naturalist, explorer, writer, Curator of Ornithology, N.Y. Zoölogical Society
In 1934 he descended to a record depth of 3028 feet off Bermuda in a deep-water bathysphere with its inventor, Otis Barton. He ascribed the basic idea of a spherical deep-sea vessel to a conversation with Col. (later POTUS) Theodore Roosevelt, ¤ who sketched it on a napkin.
Surprisingly, Beebe had a mistrust of things mechanical and disliked even driving a car.
A prolific writer, he wrote many popular books about his adventures, many on behalf of the New York Zoological Park, a/k/a Bronx Zoo. He also wrote several articles for the National Geographic Society.
|Curator of Ornithology, N.Y. Zoölogical Society|
|He uses a homemade diving helmet|
|Historic dive to 3028 feet in Bathysphere|
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