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File:USNS Southern Cross at the ice pier in 1983.jpg

English: Date: 1983

Location: en:McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Photographer: Randy C. Bunney

USNS Southern Cross cargo operations at ice pier. McMurdo Station, Antarctica; 1983. The en:ice pier had been in use four seasons. Workers made the ice pier by repeatedly flooding an area with water which quickly turned to ice. However, by the time of 1983 cargo operations, the pier was rapidly deteriorating. Severe cracks appeared in the surface even as tidewaters further undercut the pier's edge causing large chunks of ice to break off.


"Race to reach McMurdo Station," The Press, March 23, 1983; Christchurch, New Zealand.
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