Think it’s Cold?

This photo of Gloucester Harbor with ice flows was taken in 1918. The harbor has been frozen solid in the past.

This photo of Gloucester Harbor with ice flows was taken in 1918. The harbor has been frozen solid in the past.

It could be worse, like the plight of the Russian Akademik Shokalskiy research ship, which has been frozen in the ice in Antarctica. One of the rescue ships, a Chinese icebreaker, also got stuck. Thankfully, the wind changed and they're all free of the ice, with no lives lost.

It could be worse, like the plight of the Russian Akademik Shokalskiy research ship, which has been frozen in the ice in Antarctica. One of the rescue ships, a Chinese icebreaker, also got stuck. Thankfully, the wind changed and they’re all free of the ice, with no lives lost.

The USCG Polat Star, the most powerful heavy icebreaker in the world, has been en route to the frozen ships, but will continue on it's resupply mission to our base in Antarctica.

The USCG Polar Star, the most powerful heavy icebreaker in the world, has been en route to the frozen ships, but will continue on it’s resupply mission to our base in Antarctica.

3 comments

  • Thanks Fred for the information

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  • Although I don’t have any pictures, my Dad told of the harbor freezing in 1939 & people driving out onto the frozen harbor. any one have photos of that year?

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  • Excellent there Fred – not a place to get stuck for sure…I do recall Lanes Cove Freezing up in the 60′s where it was ice all the way to break wall and a little outer edge also..Walked from where the raft was to the side where the bonfire takes place..I have to check/ see if we have any pictures of that.?:-)

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