• A great number of soundings, mainly along the continental slope of the New England States were also taken by the vessels of the United States Fish Commission. Important soundings were made by the United States Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS in the Caribbean, during the winter of 1883-1884.

    Alexander Agassiz (1888). “A Contribution to American Thalassography: Three Cruises of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steameer "Blake", in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, and Along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, from 1877 to 1880”