National Geographic : 1961 Nov
When exploring icebreakers of the U. S. Navy bulled their way to a virgin stretch of Antarctic coast on the Bellingshausen Sea early last year, the commander, Capt. Edwin A. McDonald, planted the flags of the United States and the National Geo graphic Society. Revising the map, he found that the land known as the "Thurston Pen insula" is really an island. Returning this year with the U.S.S. Gla cier (above) and Staten Island to continue his explorations, Captain McDonald found the tattered flags still flying, though the two inch iron flagstaff had been grotesquely bent by savage Antarctic gales. Such ends-of-the-earth adventures come to life for members of the Society in the pages of their GEOGRAPHIC. Share these exploits of brave men with your friends. Make their memberships much-appreciated Christmas gifts, if you wish, by sending their dues with your nominations.