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Ship passes a cross.
Date Taken:
January 26, 2015
Photograph By:
Peter Rejcek, NSF

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star patrols McMurdo Sound near Hut Point Peninsula. Vince's Cross near the tip of the peninsula is a memorial to George Vince, a member of Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition who slipped off of a cliff and drowned while trying to return to the ship during a blizzard in 1902. Vince was the first person to die in McMurdo Sound.

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