Updated 1/14/09
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NEWSLETTER - THE ICEBREAKING NEWS
LETTERS OF SUPPORT
YACHT EXPLORER FOR SALE OR CHARTER TO BENEFIT GLACIER SOCIETY
SIR PHILLIP LAW
DR. JERRI NIELSON
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
HELP US RAISE MONEY AT NO COST TO YOU
RESTORATION
HOUSE BILL #2585 PASSES
OPERATION DEEP FREEZE CRUISE BOOKS
DECK LOG BOOKS
AWARDS FROM BELGIAN GOVERNMENT
PHIL JAFFE'S BOOK ABOUT THE NORTHWIND


NEWSLETTER - THE ICEBREAKING NEWS
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Spring 2002

LETTERS OF SUPPORT
From Stew Leonard's
From the U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust
From the State of California Office of Historic Preservation

SIR PHILLIP LAW
Noted Polar Explorer Sir Phillip Law visits Glacier Society

 

 

Renowned 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.

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DR. JERRI NIELSON
Dr. Jerri Nielson joins the Glacier Society's Medical Board of Advisors.

 

 

Tom 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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
New opportunities now available at Glacier Society Headqurters

The Glacier Society is currently seeking new volunteers to help in the following areas:

- Fund Raising
- Grant Writing
- Public Relations
- Writers, Historians

If you are interested, click here and fill out a volunteer form.


HELP US RAISE MONEY AT NO COST TO YOU

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GOODSEARCH

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 benefit.


RESTORATION
Plan to join and support the restoration crew aboard Glacier

 

We 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!!

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HOUSE BILL #2585 PASSES
Next, We Are Off To The Senate

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House 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.

This 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.


OPERATION DEEP FREEZE CRUISE BOOKS
Seeking Cruise Books - updated 4/19/04

 

Glacier 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.

Call us TOLL FREE (866) ICE PLAY (423-7529) or (203) 375-6638 or email us at glockett@glaciersociety.org and let us know which books you have.

Cruise 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, 1986, 1987.



DECK LOG BOOKS
Seeking Deck Log Books

James 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 1970.

If anyone has the deck log books from these years, please contact him at seabrooke@ewol.com.


AWARDS FROM BELGIAN GOVERNMENT
Whereabouts of These Awards

Depicted 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.

Persons who might have informaiton as to the whereabouts of these two awards are asked to contact the Glacier Society at info@glaciersociety.org or TOLL FREE (866) ICE PLAY (423-7529) or (203) 375-6638.


PHIL JAFFE'S BOOK ABOUT THE NORTHWIND
Offered at a 20% discount for Glacier Society Members

Phil 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.

Phil's 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 at http://3mpub.com/glacier.htm. 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 paperback).


 


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