August 10: Arriving at the dock in Bermuda

A Bermuda pilot boat comes alongside Lone Ranger to transfer the pilots that are required for navigation during the final approach to Bermuda.

A Bermuda pilot boat comes alongside Lone Ranger to transfer the pilots that are required for navigation during the final approach to Bermuda.

Lone Ranger passes through Town Cut into St. George’s Harbor.

Lone Ranger passes through Town Cut into St. George’s Harbor.


Colorful houses and buildings dot the landscape in Bermuda. Remnants of historic forts from the 1800’s can be seen all around the area where Lone Ranger is docked.

Colorful houses and buildings dot the landscape in Bermuda. Remnants of historic forts from the 1800’s can be seen all around the area where Lone Ranger is docked.


Lone Ranger is dockside now in St. George’s Harbor. The ship will remain in Bermuda until Smith and Sherman return in six months to recover the deep-sea observatory and complete their studies of the Sargasso Sea.

Lone Ranger is dockside now in St. George’s Harbor. The ship will remain in Bermuda until Smith and Sherman return in six months to recover the deep-sea observatory and complete their studies of the Sargasso Sea.


Alana Sherman and Ken Smith tour the R/V Atlantic Explorer at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Alana Sherman and Ken Smith tour the R/V Atlantic Explorer at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.


Lone Ranger’s crew and science party assemble on the bow for a group picture at sea. Everyone has a sense of accomplishment for the successful work that was completed during this mission.

Lone Ranger’s crew and science party assemble on the bow for a group picture at sea. Everyone has a sense of accomplishment for the successful work that was completed during this mission.

—Debbie Nail Meyer