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An overview of the early days of the Polar Continental Shelf Project, the science logistic support project for scientists working in the Canadian Arctic

An overview of the early days of the Polar Continental Shelf Project, the science logistic support project for scientists working in the Canadian Arctic

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  • “we can assert our presence in the ArcticIslands with scientists, they work hard andare inexpensive” (A federal DM)…or how to claim sovereignty on the cheap…ou la souvereineté à bon marché!
  • Dr. E.F. (Fred) Roots1st Director PCSP1erDirecteur de l’EPCP
  • Resolute 1959
  • Air stripIsachsen
  • Isachsen 1959
  • Frank Huntpre-eminent surveyor.Don Smith (gravity)Adam Kerr (hydrography)Frank HuntCape IsachsenEllef Ringnes Island
  • DECCA Navigation System
  • Raising a “DECCA Master mast1959 SE of Isachsen“The tallest man-made structurein the Canadian Arctic!”
  • Doug Granger and DS at a Decca site
  • The idiot machine!The Rat!
  • DS and Dick Moskal
  • Louise Fjord, June 25 1959Dick Moskal, Don Smith, René Bataille & Denis
  • Beaufort Formation N of Louise Fjord
  • Wade Reinhardt and Don Smith
  • Vic Lalonde buildinga dam to measure flowon a small stream northof Isachsen.
  • Dr. Art Collin in charge of field operations 1960 and Denis St-Onge
  • All around nice guy
  • An EXPANDED Vision
  • Some elements of the landscape of Ellef RingnesA CUESTA
  • Hogback
  • Sandstone pillars
  • Adam and Eve
  • He mistook a man in a sleeping bag for a seal!
  • The “Tuk” base
  • Polar Shelf Eureka, Ellesmere Island
  • Some old (?) timers:Frank Hunt, Chris Barmig, Denis St-Onge, George Hobson & Fred Roots
  • 1959So littlechange!MerciThank youNah ko rhami