Palmer Station Winter 1991

the blur

The above photo was extracted (and given a cleanup attempt) from the one hanging in that infamous GWR stairwell.

snow joke



The complete winterover list based on the above photo:
  ASA
Ronnie Baltz                 Materials person
Karen Butler                 Laboratory supervisor
Mike Butler                  Science tech
Hugh Cowan                   Physician
Robert H. (Fred) Frederick   Station manager/facility engineer
Jody Hatchett                Administrative assistant
James Meis                   Communications technician
Albert O'Kelly               Power plant mechanic
Jamie Pierce                 Cook
Julian Ridley                General assistant

The complete winterover list based on the June, 1991 Antarctic Journal:
Ronnie Baltz                 Materials person
David B. Carlini             Krill studies, UC Santa Barbara
Hugh Cowan                   Physician
Tom Frazer                   Krill studies, UC Santa Barbara
Robert H. Frederick          Station manager/facility engineer
Jody Hatchett                Administrative assistant
James Meis                   Communications technician
Albert O'Kelly               Power plant mechanic
Jamie Pierce                 Cook
Julian Ridley                General assistant
Carol Wyatt                  Krill studies, UC Santa Barbara

But...David Carlini and Carol Wyatt arrived on 6 February, and Tom Frazer arrived on 29 March...and all three of them headed north on the Polar Duke on 8 June, so I have not considered them to be winterovers. Robert (Fred) Frederick's name in the photo is misspelled, as everywhere else (including science sitreps signed by him) use the Frederick spelling. Mike Butler was listed as the science tech in the June through September sitreps and was mentioned as being on station on 30 September, so he presumably left on the late October cruise. As for Karen Butler...Ronnie Baltz confirmed that she was the lab supervisor. [unedited original photo, 652k]

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