Disposable Camera Tour
Time Capsule Fired into Future
Thursday Morning, October 15, 1998
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Historical Society President Peter Paul Jesep and Society Secretary Ralph Morang pause after loading capsule. The process took many hours.
Oops. The capsule is air tight and the top will not close. Here two members of the Portsmouth Water and Sewer Dept. jump up and down on the top with no result. A city backhoe had to be called up to put enough weight on the top to seal the capsule with a giant "POP" as the O-ring locked on.
To close the capsule, Portsmouth city workers had to drill a small hole to let out the air. Here Trustee "Jock" Brodie fills in that potentially treacherous opening with plastic sealant. Let's hope it holds.
How many historians does it take to bury a time capsule? City workers, trustees, and local reporters take a break after puzzling out the project. The SeacoastNH.com office is visible in the background.
At the burial site, trustees prepare to commit their beloved time machine into the earth where it will travel to the 22nd century.
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Photos by J. Dennis Robinson
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