Palmer Station Construction

but it looked like this in 1991!
Laying out the pieces...


hammering away
Preparing for more of the foundation...Seabees of MCB-6
were assisted by crewmen from the Edisto.


gimme a lift
The Edisto's helicopters made things lots easier, since there is no pier, a
very poor landing site for small craft, and a lousy road up the hill.


sunroof
Putting the roof on the first section of the structure.


almost done
The nearly completed structure from the back.


full up
Some of the original fuel bladders behind the station.

All of these are U. S. Navy photos are from the DF-65
Navy crusebook except for the last one which appeared
in the Bulletin of the US Antarctic Projects Officer,
Vol. 6, No. 7; Summer 1965.