National Geographic : 1949 Oct
Chesney Twombly Visitors Come Ashore from an LCVP at Slidre Fiord, Only 675 Miles from the North Pole. Cargo Sled Makes aBridge Through theSurf New staff men and supplies are brought every year by a U. S. Navy or Coast Guard icebreaker to this most northerly weather station inthe Western Hemisphere, in Eureka Sound, Ellesmere Island. Four such outposts in Canada's Arctic islands are manned jointly by Canadian and United States personnel. The air-borne tractor, weighing about 3,500 pounds, simplifies hauling and grading at stations ships can't reach because of the ice.