Palmer Station Winter 1993
[Dave Vella tells me that "Bill" was the resident sheathbill that had flown into the picture,
and "Spot" was a frozen USDA Prime whole hog had been discovered when cleaning out
the GWR freezer...hence it was, well, past its prime.]
Here's a larger newer version:
Yes, there IS this color version on the back. It's missing Dave Vella, who ended up using
this photo he had taken with Corey's camera. His camera (with autotimer to allow him to
get in the photo) froze before getting the "perfect shot" as he discovered later.
The 16 folks in the black-and-white photo:
Andrew Archer Science technician Ronnie Baltz Materials person Nicole Desaulniers Assistant laboratory supervisor Tom Frazer UC Santa Barbara, biology Tom Galles Power plant mechanic Gloria Hutchings Supply Joanne Keys MAPCON Jacqueline (Jaqie) Mahoney UC Santa Barbara, biology James (Jim) Meis Communications Gerald (Rocky) Ness Station manager Corey Peterson Administrative Sarah Pizer Supply Joe Shields Physician Gary Stone Cook Dave Vella Facility engineer Carol Wyatt UC Santa Barbara, biology The list in the June 1993 Antarctic Journal...only 8 people (!): Andrew Archer Science technician Ronnie Baltz Materials person Nicole Desaulniers Assistant laboratory supervisor Tom Galles Power plant mechanic James Meis Communications Gerald Ness Station manager Corey Peterson Administrative Gary Stone Cook
Several of the list discrepancies can be resolved from the science sitreps. Tom arrived on 5 June and departed on 25 September, Jaquie arrived on 5 May and departed on 25 September, and Carol arrived on 5 June and departed sometime in October. All 3 of these scientists were off station on times while participating in Polar Duke cruises. As for the 5 missing ASA personnel...I have no idea.
Photos thanks to Glenn Grant.[unedited original framed photo, 706k]
[unedited original inset, 4.1mb]