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dc.contributorBelanger, Dian Olson, 1941-en_US
dc.creatorDavis, Clintonen_US
dc.identifierRecord Group Number: 56.166en_US
dc.descriptionThe Antarctic Deep Freeze oral history project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and supported by the Antarctic Deep Freeze Association. The original paper copies and unaltered tapes have been deposited in the library of the National Science Foundation.en_US
dc.description.abstractClinton Davis was ordered to the new icebreaker Glacier a few weeks before its commissioning in May 1955, and he remained with the ship until 1963, its longest-serving crew member. He recalled the rolling ride in rough seas, the jolting percussion of icebreaking, the twenty-four-hour daylight, the heroes welcome in home-port Boston after the first season in Antarctica. On its maiden voyage, the Glacier towed YOG-34, an oiler intended for freezing in as a fuel farm. When lesser icebreakers failed, it broke a channel to permit building McMurdo at Hut Point. As a bosuns mate Davis had responsibility for the upkeep of the ship, exterior and interior. He acknowledged the racism of the time but rose above it with an easy-going nature while meaning what he said.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAntarctic Deep Freeze Associationen_US
dc.publisherByrd Polar Research Center Archival Programen_US
dc.relation.isformatof1 audio tapes available in the OSU Archivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAntarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Projecten_US
dc.rightsRestrictions: This item is not restricted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Navy -- Ice breaking operations -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperation Deep Freezeen_US
dc.subject.lcshOral historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshArctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.otherDavis, Clinton -- Interviewsen_US
dc.titleInterview of Clinton Davis by Dian O. Belangeren_US

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