seems ironic that in the early stages of the Cold War,
the United States Government sent surveyors and hydrographic engineers
to the coldest reaches of the North American continent. For these men,
it was truly a Cold War. Field parties of the United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey were sent to survey sea routes through the Bering, Chukchi,
and Beaufort Sea as well as conduct geodetic surveys to help position
Distant Early Warning system radars. These men toiled in obscurity beneath
the midnight sun in summer and in the Arctic night of winter. This was
dangerous difficult work in the interest of national security. Some
died in executing the work. This is a visual essay telling the story
of the Arctic Field Parties....
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