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Raising a Sunken Ship with Cork

Sunken wrecks have successfully been raised with this process with variation that, except plastic balls where used.

Popular Science, 1916





Submarine Blockade Runner

The New York Times, 1916

(click on the image to see the article)





Undersea Fighting of the Future

Popular Science, 1916

"I firmly believe the destiny of the submarine is to stop all future maritime wars between countries."  --Simon Lake

An interesting side note is the next article in this issue of Popular Science was about and invention by Edward Chandler that could destroy submarines by using sound to guide a torpedo.  Together these two articles foretold the essence of the Cold War.  The article can be found here: Undersea Fighting of the Future - Battling with Telephones



Under the Ice to the Pole

Popular Science, 1919















A Visit to Davy Jones's Locker

Popular Science, 1919








Under Arctic Ice to the Pole!

Popular Science, 1929








New Submarine on Wheels May Explore Ocean's Floor.

Popular Science, 1932







Stairway to Ocean Bed may recover Lusitania's Gold

Popular Science, 1932

The Lusitania was an ocean liner, torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 in 1915 killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany and contributed to the entry of the United States into World War I.




Midget Sub to Seek Riches on Sea's Floor

Popular Science, 1933






Simon Lake's name was in the pages of PopSci over a dozen times for various submarines and inventions. We're proud to see it again and have our names beside his.