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NOAA Photo Library Image - cgs01829

Survey launch "Fair Dinkum" being prepared for launching. Although at 70 North Latitude on the north slope of Alaska, fair dinkum is Australian slang for "real " or "speaking the truth". This boat discovered Dinkum Sands which led to a long dispute between the state of Alaska and the federal government concerning mineral royalty rights.

Image ID: cgs01829, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Photo Date: 1950 circa
Photographer: Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (ret.)

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