NEWSLETTER - THE ICEBREAKING NEWS
EXPLORER FOR SALE OR CHARTER TO BENEFIT GLACIER SOCIETY
HELP US RAISE MONEY AT NO COST TO YOU
HOUSE BILL #2585 PASSES
OPERATION DEEP FREEZE CRUISE BOOKS
DECK LOG BOOKS
AWARDS FROM BELGIAN GOVERNMENT
JAFFE'S BOOK ABOUT THE NORTHWIND
- THE ICEBREAKING NEWS
Special Holiday Edition 2008
Antarctic Heritage Trust
the State of California Office of Historic Preservation
Noted Polar Explorer Sir Phillip
Law visits Glacier Society
Australian Polar explorer Sir Phillip Law, was a visitor to the
Stratford-based international Glacier Society and was warmly welcomed
by Society chairman Ben Koether.
here for the full story.
Dr. Jerri Nielson joins the Glacier
Society's Medical Board of Advisors.
Beck, VP Business Development and Ben Koether, Chairman meet with
Dr. Jerri Nielson to discuss the development of the Glacier's Medical
Research potential. Jerri has committed to participate in a series
of pro bono fund raising events. Plans are being developed and will
be announced when completed. Jerri's autographed book ICEBOUND is
now available on our
web site. Dr. Jerri Nielson has joined our Medical Board of Advisors.
New opportunities now available
at Glacier Society Headqurters
Glacier Society is currently seeking new volunteers to help in the
- Grant Writing
- Public Relations
- Writers, Historians
you are interested, click here
and fill out a volunteer form.
US RAISE MONEY AT NO COST TO YOU
Support the GLACIER SOCIETY whenever you search the internet.
Just go to www.goodsearch.com,
enter GLACIER SOCIETY as the charity you are supporting and then
proceed to search the web! That's all there is to it, and each
time you use the GoodSearch search engine, GLACIER SOCIETY will
to join and support the restoration crew aboard Glacier
are closing in on the movement date. This may be one of your last
chances to earn special recognition for having worked aboard Glacier
while she lies at MARAD. You will be sorry when you see what the
others have earned!!
here for photos.
HOUSE BILL #2585 PASSES
Next, We Are Off To The Senate
to visit the Glacier Society
Bill #2585 was passed in a meeting of the House of Representatives.
Attached to the Defense Authorization Bill, House Bill #2585 and
itís pending companion Senate BIll #1450, allow the transfer of
GLACIER to the Glacier Society. Once both bills have been approved,
they will then go on to the President for final approval.
recent success is owed to the undying support of Connecticutís Congressman
Christopher Shays and Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman.
Having realized the historical value and scientific potential involved
in restoring GLACIER, Connecticutís major political figures have
been behind the Glacier Society from the start.
DEEP FREEZE CRUISE BOOKS
Seeking Cruise Books - updated 4/19/04
Society Headquarters in Stratford, CT is seeking cruise books from
Operation Deep Freeze, either the original books or copies. You
may donate the original book or we can make a copy of the book and
return the original to you.
us TOLL FREE (866) ICE PLAY (423-7529) or (203) 375-6638 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know which books you have.
books on file at Glacier Society Headquarters: Operation Deep Freeze
Phase I 1955-56, Phase II 1956-57, Phase III 1957-58, Operation
Deep Freeze 60 Task Force 43, 1969, 1973, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985,
Deck Log Books
Seabrooke is working on a book about the Glacier and needs the Glacier
deck log books from January - March for the years 1968, 1969, and
anyone has the deck log books from these years, please contact him
FROM BELGIAN GOVERNMENT
Whereabouts of These Awards
in these photos are two awards given to the USS/USCGC Glacier by
the Belgian Government in conjunction with Glacier's assistance
in expeditions 1959-60 at the Base Roi Baudouin.
who might have informaiton as to the whereabouts of these two awards
are asked to contact the Glacier Society at email@example.com
or TOLL FREE (866) ICE PLAY (423-7529) or (203) 375-6638.
JAFFE'S BOOK ABOUT THE NORTHWIND
Offered at a 20% discount for Glacier Society
Jaffe's book "The 1954 Historic Arctic Adventure of the NORTHWIND"
describes a little known icebreaker expedition. As a 19 year old,
Phil made history on board the Coast Guard Cutter NORTHWIND when
she became the first ship to conquer the McClure Strait and chart
a corridor through the Northwest Passage. The McClure Strait is
the passage that connects the Beaufort Sea with Melville Sound and
eventually leads to Baffin Bay. NORTHWIND, in company with the Navy
icebreaker BURTON SOUND, battled 15 foot ice to gain a passage through
McClure Strait. Once in Melville Sound, NORTHWIND rendezvoused with
the new Canadian Icebreaker LABRADOR (which was coming from the
East Coast). They headed back to the West Coast, and LABRADOR continued
south through the Panama Canal and became the first ship to circumnavigate
the North American continent.
account is a refreshing tale of the Arctic as seen through the eyes
of a young Coast Guard seaman. About half the book consists of the
story of Phil's epic voyage through the McClure Strait and his first
trip to Alaskan waters through the Bering Sea to Nome. The other
half includes 50 of Phil's wonderful pictures of the Arctic, supporting
material and copies of newspaper and LIFE Magazine articles. There
are also maps to help the reader plot the voyages, a feature that
many authors neglect. The book is the size of a large paperpack
and has 121 pages.
After his tour as a Coast Guardsman, Phil had a subsequent career
as a publisher of magazines and newspapers and as an author. He
spent six years with the Los Angeles Lakers and wrote about legends
such as Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West
SPECIAL OFFER FOR GLACIER SOCIETY MEMBERS. Phil has graciously
extended a 20% discount to members of the GLACIER if they order
Copies of the photographs are also available. Nonmembers
may order on line at http://3mpub.com/jaffee/
($7.00 electronic download and $19.95 for printed hardcopy trade