Palmer Station Winter 1989
Below is the full framed composite picture. Note that the design is by artist
Alan Campbell, who made one of his visits to Palmer Station this year:
Clockwise from the top: Tom Brutscher, Robin Lamere, BJ Jahn, Dick Wall, Ned Wilson,
Marcia Medford, Dennis Hampton, Pat Sullivan, Dave Gallas, and Richie Skane.
What these folks were doing:
Tom Brutscher Station manager/facilities engineer Dave Gallas Communications technician Robert (BJ) Jahn Materialsperson Robin Lamere Power plant mechanic Marcia Medford Laboratory manager Richie Skane Construction Pat Sullivan GFA Richard Wall Cook Ned Wilson Science technicianNSFA
Dennis Hampton Corpsman Source: The above photo and the Antarctic Journal, June 1989 Note that the Antarctic Journal list omits Marcia Medford, Richie Skane, and Pat Sullivan (and misspells Dave's name as "Galles"). [Unedited photo, 512k with thanks to Glenn Grant] I must add a bit more information...first, this outtake from Dave Gallas, which I like for several reasons--one of which is that it is in color, a technology not available for creating prints on station at the time. And Dave ID'd the people in the group photos.
Now about those costumes...unlike the tuxes brought down by the 1985 winterovers, the monks' robes were provided free of charge. More accurately, they were made from blankets from the 150 plus military folks who were shipwrecked at Palmer when the Bahia Paraiso sank in January. And...some of these folks still have their robes stashed away somewhere. Naming the folks in both photos from left: Marcia Medford, Dennis Hampton, Pat Sullivan, Dave Gallas, Richie Skane, Tom Brutscher, Robbin Lamere, Bob (BJ) Jahn, Dick Wall, Ned (Edwin) Wilson.