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A look at the past from under water ...
"A look at the past from under water
RESEARCHERS STREAM VIDEO FROM WRECK OF USS MACON OFF BIG SUR COAST
Northern California scientists on Wednesday released the first high-definition images of the wreckage of the USS Macon, the monstrous Navy dirigible that crashed off the Big Sur coast 71 years ago.
In more than 40 hours of surveys with a deep-diving submersible, researchers spotted everything from biplanes to aluminum chairs to dining tables and a stove -- all part of a wreck considered California's own ``Titanic'' and a time capsule from a bygone era.
Although the wreckage was covered with a heavy layer of sediment, scientists were able to make out the airship's hangar bay, which contained four Sparrowhawk biplanes; five of the Macon's eight German-built Maybach 12-cylinder gasoline engines; two sections of the aluminum stove from the ship's galley; and even the enlisted men's dining table and bench.
A second debris field contained the Macon's bow section and aluminum chairs and desks that may have been in the office of a port side officer or meteorologist."