National Geographic : 1942 Sep
James K.Penfield Godthaab, Meaning "Good Hope," Sees Its Name Come True as the War Boom Enlivens This Capital ofSouth Greenland Five ships, including a white Coast Guard cutter, rest in the fiord. A housing shortage has brought a rush of construction. American plumbing isasensation. James K.Penfield Harbor-blocking, Ship-crushing Pack Ice Serves One Good Purpose: It Carries Seal Herds toWest Greenland Polar ice, drifting south past the east coast, swings north at Cape Farewell. Here, in August, 1940, it blocks Godthaabfor thefirst time inmany years (page 372).