Supply Ship Unloading at McMurdo Station Antartica 1972

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Chris English on January 5, 2014

CGC Glacier returned to Antarctica in 1971 after tearing her hull on an unmapped undersea peak and spending many months in New Zealand dry dock for repairs. The shining, repaired Glacier joined Burton Island for the seasonal ice break into McMurdo. Glacier's commanding officer was senior to BI's. Rumors of the day said he didn't like the look of the rust-stained Burton Island. He ordered the BI's hull scrubbed clean (soogied). The ships broke ice in a parallel path. The captain of the BI ordered only the port side washed so the Glacier's CO would see only shining white icebreaker off his starboard. You cannot paint a ship's hull at 5 below. Paint rollers freeze to it.

Thanks for putting up with my memory.


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  • Uploaded on February 26, 2011
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    by Ross Mitchell
    • Camera: ArcSoft