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La Belgica in the ice on November 19, 1898


Even though spring was underway, the Belgica was still held tightly by ice and snow. In fact the ice was even increasing in thickness as temperatures were still below freezing, soon efforts would be made to extricate the Belgica from the ice's grip.

In: "Resultats du Voyage du S. Y. BELGICA en 1897-1898-1899 .... Oceanographie Les Glaces Glace de Mer et Banquises" par Henryk Arctowski. 1908. P. 55. Plate I.

Picture courtesy NOAA

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