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All cargo at Signy would come ashore manually. If it was high tide, then there was not so far to lift it all, if it was low tide, then everything had to be lifted that much further. Fuel drums weren't so bad, they were awkward and heavy, but could be rolled fairly easily, though it was always a careful balancing act between control and momentum. Brad Spiers (left) and Neil Gilbert (right) in 1986. Motley crew milling about in the distance.
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