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Long Before Nuclear Power, There Was Turtle Power

By Elizabeth MurphyDirector of Education(SSN 571)  On 17 July 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and colleague George Washington, requesting “you to be so kind as to communicate to me what you can recollect of Bushnel’s experiments in submarine navigation during the late war….” Washington replied two months later, …

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