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U.S.S. Glacier Prodding Kainan Bay

A ship in the far distance in front of the ice shelf
Description: Painting, Oil on Paper; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Unframed Dimension 12H X 16W
Accession #: 88-192-Z
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The Bay of Whales was the landing site for previous Little America expeditions, but as U.S.S. Atka had reported in its earlier scouting mission, great ice barrier break-offs had rendered it unusable. Kainan Bay was chosen instead. From onboard the U.S.S. Arneb, Haun captures the U.S.S. Glacier exploring the coastline to be sure that Kainan Bay was the best site.

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