June 7-21, 2015
Minute of Honor for Marie from Newton-Terres on Vimeo.
Seven men set out at
sunrise, 7 a.m., on Tues, June 7, 1960 aboard the converted landing craft
Marie from Santa Barbara Harbor.
The waters off Santa Cruz Island most likely around Smugglers Cove.
Testing underwater classified infrared communication equipment as part of a
U.S. defense industry contract. Those men ( scientist, engineers, scuba
divers, and guest) were never seen alive again.
MARIE REMEMBERED: Seven Men Lost at Sea Expanding the
Frontiers of Infrared
(Short documentary, 19min)
Watch the film and honor the men lost at
sea serving free worlds national security interests, June 7, 1960.
in his search for knowledge always has had to confront nature, in the air,
on land or at sea. Since the beginning of time this has been so. Only
among the brave, the pioneers, will you find men
who willingly meet nature in the quest for knowledge alone. The men
were dedicated to this purpose.”
Communicator, Raytheon Santa Barbara Operations, July 1960
One Man An Eminent Scientist:
Dr. Niel F. Beardsley
"The contributions a man makes to his chosen field of
endeavor sometimes go far beyond the work which actually bears his
signature. This is particularly true of Niel F. Beardsley, a pioneer
Dr. Maxwell Krasno 1961
L. Dale Howell
Paul T. Lovette
Harold (Hal) H. Mackie, Jr.
H. James (Jim) McCaffrey
James (Jim) C. Russell
Diego (Jim) S. Terres, Jr.
“I consider these men as being as worthy of
hero stature as the pilot of the
planes, because even though they did not know that their lives were in
danger, they did die while undertaking a project to help insure the safety
of the free world.”
Markham Field MacLin, SB News Press,
17 June 1960